Usk Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Wysg

Site details

UK map showing location of Usk Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Wysg Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Usk Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Wysg SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

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

4030 European dry heaths
7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration
7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog)  * Priority feature
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation
8310 Caves not open to the public
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines  * Priority feature

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

1303 Lesser horseshoe bat  Rhinolophus hipposideros
The Usk Valley area in south-east Wales contains one of the largest maternity roosts for lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros as well as a number of important hibernacula in caves in the area. The area contains up to 5% of the UK population, though counts in hibernation sites suggest this may be an underestimate.

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

Not applicable.


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