Rooksmoor

Site details

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

6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae)

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

1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly  Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia
Representing marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia in the southern part of its range in England, Rooksmoor is an exceptionally large population within a cluster of sites in the Dorset stronghold. A large outlying population at Lydlinch has been included in this site as it is considered to be part of the metapopulation in this area.

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

Not applicable.


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