Mottisfont Bats

Site details

UK map showing location of Mottisfont Bats Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Mottisfont Bats 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

1308 Barbastelle  Barbastella barbastellus
The Mottisfont woodland supports an important population of the rare barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus. It is one of only six known maternity sites in the UK (2002 data) and the only one in Hampshire. Mottisfont contains a mix of woodland types including hazel coppice with standards, broadleaved plantation and coniferous plantation which the bats use for breeding, roosting, commuting and feeding.

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

Not applicable.


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