Internationally Agreed Conservation Objectives for Cheddar Gorge

Mendip Limestone Grasslands and the North Somerset and Mendip Bats SACs.

  • Avoid deterioration of the habitats
of the bats and the listed natural habitats.
  • Avoid significant disturbance of the bats and plants.
  • Ensure the integrity of the site is maintained
  • Ensure the site's full contribution to Favourable Conservation Status
of each of the habitats and species being conserved.
  • Maintain or restore:
    • Extent and distribution of the above habitats.
    • Structure and function (including typical species) of these habitats.
    • Supporting processes on which the above habitats rely.
    • Populations of the bats and plants species being conserved.
    • Distribution of the conservation species within the site.