Tankerton Slopes and Swalecliffe

Site details

UK map showing location of Tankerton Slopes and Swalecliffe Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Tankerton Slopes and Swalecliffe 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

4035 Fisher's estuarine moth  Gortyna borelii lunata
Fisher’s estuarine moth Gortyna borelii lunata has a localised population distribution in the UK, due to its specific habitat requirements and is only found in two areas, the north Essex coast and the north Kent Coast. Tankerton slopes and Swalecliffe supports the majority of the north Kent population of this moth which is approximately 20% of the UK population. The site's north facing slopes are composed of London Clay and support a tall herb community dominated by its food plant hog's fennel (Peucedanum officinale), together with areas of neutral grassland also required by the species for egg laying.

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

Not applicable.


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