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Special Areas of Conservation

Yerbeston Tops

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN057099
Latitude 51.75472222
Longitude -4.816666667
SAC EU Code UK0030305
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 18.6
* 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 Yerbeston Tops SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (3.7%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (9.1%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (25.7%)
  • Improved grassland (9.6%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (51.9%)

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

    This isolated metapopulation in southern Pembrokeshire supports over 1500 adult marsh fritillaries Euphydryas aurinia and is an important outlier for the conservation of the species 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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