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Special Areas of Conservation

Pevensey Levels

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Surrey, East and West Sussex
Centroid* TQ649074
Latitude 50.8525
Longitude 0.350555556
SAC EU Code UK0030367
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 3585.38
* 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 Pevensey Levels SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (2.5%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (97.5%)

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

  • 4056 Ramshorn snail Anisus vorticulus

    Anisus vorticulus occurs across a range of sites in southern and eastern England. Pevensey Levels is a large and expansive grazing marsh that supports Anisus vorticulus in both a wide spatial distribution and in good population density classes

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

  • Not Applicable

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