Chilmark Quarries

Site details

UK map showing location of Chilmark Quarries Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Chilmark Quarries 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

Not applicable.

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

1304 Greater horseshoe bat  Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
This complex of abandoned stone mines provides suitable hibernation conditions for a range of bat species and has a long history of usage by greater horseshoe bats Rhinolophus ferrumequinum.
1308 Barbastelle  Barbastella barbastellus
This complex of abandoned mines in central-southern England is regularly used by small numbers of barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus as a hibernation site. The site also contains an important assemblage of other bat species, including 1323 Bechstein’s bat Myotis bechsteinii, for which this site has also been selected, indicating that conditions at this site are particularly favourable for the survival of these bat species.
1323 Bechstein`s bat  Myotis bechsteinii
This complex of abandoned mines in central-southern England, is regularly used as a hibernation site by small numbers of Bechstein’s bat Myotis bechsteinii. The site also contains a nationally important assemblage of other bats, including 1308 barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus, for which this site has also been selected, indicating that conditions are particularly favourable for the survival of these bat species.

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

1303 Lesser horseshoe bat  Rhinolophus hipposideros

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