Mwyngloddiau Fforest Gwydir/ Gwydyr Forest Mines
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
|6130 Calaminarian grasslands of the Violetalia calaminariae|
|This site includes a series of scattered disused lead and zinc mines with spoil-heaps of varying extent, set among extensive conifer plantations and some agricultural land. The calaminarian assemblage of Gwydir Forest includes forked spleenwort Asplenium septentrionale and alpine penny-cress Thlaspi caerulescens, together with several lichen taxa, but it is especially notable for the local frequency of the near-endemic moss Ditrichum plumbicola.|
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
|1303 Lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros|
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