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Mottisfont Bats

Site Details

Country England
Unitary Authority Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Centroid* SU322297
Latitude 51.04777778
Longitude -1.558055556
SAC EU Code UK0030334
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation
Area (ha) 196.55

* 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 Mottisfont Bats SAC

General Site Character

Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (80%)
Coniferous woodland (20%)

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

1308 Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus

The Mottisfont woodland supports an important population of the rare barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus. It is one of only six known maternity sites in the UK (2002 data) and the only one in Hampshire. Mottisfont contains a mix of woodland types including hazel coppice with standards, broadleaved plantation and coniferous plantation which the bats use for breeding, roosting, commuting and feeding.

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

Not Applicable

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