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Special Areas of Conservation

Quants

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Dorset and Somerset
Centroid* ST186178
Latitude 50.95305556
Longitude -3.158888889
SAC EU Code UK0030242
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 20.33
* 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 Quants SAC

General site character

  • Dry grassland, Steppes (15%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (35%)
  • Coniferous woodland (25%)
  • Mixed woodland (25%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • 1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia

    This damp and sheltered site supports a medium-sized but strong marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia population in a neutral grassland/fen mosaic. It is strategically placed close to other smaller sub-populations, with which it forms a metapopulation, and may exchange individuals with the large population at Southey Moor (outside the SAC series).

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

  • Not Applicable

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