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Special Areas of Conservation

Wimbledon Common

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Outer London
Centroid* TQ227719
Latitude 51.43222222
Longitude -0.234444444
SAC EU Code UK0030301
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 351.38
* 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 Wimbledon Common SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (1%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (0.5%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (5%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (45%)
  • Improved grassland (3.5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (45%)

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

  • 1083 Stag beetle Lucanus cervus

    Wimbledon Common has a large number of old trees and much fallen decaying timber. It is at the heart of the south London centre of distribution for stag beetle Lucanus cervus, and a relatively large number of records were received from this site during a recent nationwide survey for the species (Percy et al. 2000). The site supports a number of other scarce invertebrate species associated with decaying timber.

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

  • Not Applicable

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