Waun Fawr, Puncheston

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Waun Fawr, Puncheston
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Location within Wales
Area of Search Pembrokeshire
Grid reference SN0171230334
Coordinates 51°56′10″N4°53′09″W / 51.936092°N 4.8858772°W / 51.936092; -4.8858772 Coordinates: 51°56′10″N4°53′09″W / 51.936092°N 4.8858772°W / 51.936092; -4.8858772
Interest Biological
Area 8.26  ha
Notification 1995

Waun Fawr, Puncheston is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (or SSSI) in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest since March 1995 in an attempt to protect its fragile biological elements. [1] The site has an area of 8.26 hectares and is managed by Natural Resources Wales.

Site of Special Scientific Interest Conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man. SSSI/ASSIs are the basic building block of site-based nature conservation legislation and most other legal nature/geological conservation designations in the United Kingdom are based upon them, including national nature reserves, Ramsar sites, Special Protection Areas, and Special Areas of Conservation. The acronym "SSSI" is often pronounced "triple-S I".

Pembrokeshire County in Wales

Pembrokeshire is a county in the southwest of Wales. It is bordered by Carmarthenshire to the east, Ceredigion to the northeast, and the sea everywhere else.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

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This site is designated due to its biological qualities. SSSIs in Wales have been notified for a total of 142 different animal species and 191 different plant species.

The site is of special interest for its population of the internationally rare southern damselfly ( Coenagrion mercuriale ), which breeds in this small valley near Afon Anghof, above Puncheston. A number of springs and streams support a large population of the damselfly. Amongst the abundant wetland plants is a population of the pale butterwort ( Pinguicula lusitanica ).

<i>Coenagrion mercuriale</i> species of insect

Coenagrion mercuriale, the southern damselfly, is a species of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae. It is found in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom. Its natural habitats are rivers and freshwater springs. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Puncheston

Puncheston is a village and community in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales.

<i>Pinguicula lusitanica</i> carnivorous plants of Europe and Africa

Pinguicula lusitanica, commonly known as the pale butterwort, is a small butterwort that grows wild in acidic peat bog areas along coastal western Europe from western Scotland and Ireland south through western England and western France to the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco in north-western Africa.

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