Usk Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Wysg
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
|4030 European dry heaths|
|7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration|
|7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog) * Priority feature|
|8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation|
|8310 Caves not open to the public|
|9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines * Priority feature|
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
|1303 Lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros|
|The Usk Valley area in south-east Wales contains one of the largest maternity roosts for lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros as well as a number of important hibernacula in caves in the area. The area contains up to 5% of the UK population, though counts in hibernation sites suggest this may be an underestimate.|
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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