Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats

Site details

UK map showing location of Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Bath and Bradford-on-Avon 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

1304 Greater horseshoe bat  Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
This site in southern England includes the hibernation sites associated with 15% of the UK greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum population and is selected on the basis of the importance of this exceptionally large overwintering population.
1323 Bechstein`s bat  Myotis bechsteinii
Small numbers of Bechstein’s bats Myotis bechsteinii have been recorded hibernating in abandoned mines in this area, though maternity sites remain unknown.

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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