River Derwent

Site details

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

3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation

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

1099 River lamprey  Lampetra fluviatilis
The Derwent is one example of river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis populations which inhabit the many rivers flowing into the Humber estuary in eastern England. Only the lower reaches of the Derwent are designated, reflecting the spawning distribution of the species in the Derwent system.

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

1095 Sea lamprey  Petromyzon marinus
1163 Bullhead  Cottus gobio
1355 Otter  Lutra lutra

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