Hascosay

Site details

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

7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog)  * Priority feature
Hascosay is one of the few remaining un-eroded pool systems in Shetland. The blanket bog on Hascosay is remarkably intact and supports a range of shallow mud-bottomed, as opposed to Sphagnum-filled, hollows. A particular feature of this site is the dominance of the moss Mnium hornum, often accompanied by Aulacomnium palustre around the margins of bog pools. This combination of features is unusual in the UK. Sphagnum fuscum adds to the diversity of the community and is indicative of the undamaged nature of the bog.

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

Not applicable.

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

1355 Otter  Lutra lutra

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