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
|7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog) * Priority feature|
|Carn – Glenshane Pass represents a large area of intact blanket bog within the Sperrin Mountains in Northern Ireland. The area is characterised by undulating topography and includes a large, well-developed hummock and pool system and extensive eroding hagg complexes within a thick mantle of blanket peat. The peatland vegetation generally supports a high dwarf-shrub cover of heather Calluna vulgaris and cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix together with a mixture of sedges including deergrass Trichophorum cespitosum and hare’s-tail cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum. Bog-mosses are well-represented and include the hummock-forming species Sphagnum imbricatum and S. fuscum. Areas of flushed peat are more species-rich and include a variety of additional plants, including bog-sedge Carex limosa and dioecious sedge C. dioica.|
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
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