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Special Areas of Conservation

Rhos Talglas

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN552634
Latitude 52.25055556
Longitude -4.121666667
SAC EU Code UK0030245
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 53.38
* 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 Rhos Talglas SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (1%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (6%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (17%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (25%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (50%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (1%)

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

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

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

    Rhos Talglas contains 53 ha of unimproved purple moor-grass Molinia caerulea pasture and supports one of the largest marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia populations in west Wales.

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

  • Not Applicable

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