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Special Areas of Conservation

North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
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 (SAC)
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%)

Download the 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

  • 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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