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
|4030 European dry heaths|
|Rhinog is representative of upland European dry heaths in Wales. On shady slopes, the site contains what is considered to be the best development of H21 Calluna vulgaris – Vaccinium myrtillus – Sphagnum capillifolium heath outside Scotland. Other NVC types represented include H8 Calluna vulgaris – Ulex gallii, H10 Calluna vulgaris – Erica cinerea, and H12 Calluna vulgaris – Vaccinium myrtillus heaths.|
|91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles|
|Rhinog in north Wales contains high-quality examples of old sessile oak woods. This woodland is continuous with that in the adjacent Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites, and is best considered with that 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
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
|1831 Floating water-plantain Luronium natans|
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