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North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro

Site Details

Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN046345
Latitude 51.97472222
Longitude -4.846388889
SAC EU Code UK0030227
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation
Area (ha) 313.8

* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.

Location of North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro SAC

General Site Character

Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (0.3%)
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (0.6%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (13%)
Dry grassland, Steppes (3%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (9%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (70%)
Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (0.1%)
Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (4%)

Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF, < 100kb)

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles

North Pembrokeshire Woodlands is an example of old sessile oak wood in the south-west of the habitat’s range in Wales, and at the extreme west of its UK range at this latitude. The site is a complex of diverse woodland units, which range from strongly acidic upland oakwood to areas transitional to lowland oakwood; important fragments of floodplain woodland occur in the valley bottoms. A variety of management treatments are in place, with minimum intervention, managed high forest, active coppice, and well-established wood-pasture all represented. The woods have an exceptional diversity of rare epiphytic lichens.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1308 Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus

Habitat occurrence description not yet available.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not Applicable

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