Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain
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
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
|1016 Desmoulin`s whorl snail Vertigo moulinsiana|
|The cluster of sites selected in the Kennet and Lambourn valleys supports one of the most extensive known populations of Desmoulinís whorl snail Vertigo moulinsiana in the UK and is one of two sites representing the species in the south-western part of its range in the important chalk stream habitat. Integrity of the population is being maintained by taking measures, including habitat creation, to safeguard populations. The habitat occupied at this site differs from the Fenland sites in East Anglia in that it is predominantly reed sweet-grass Glyceria maxima swamp or tall sedges at the river margins, in ditches and in depressions in wet meadows.|
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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