Mochrum Lochs

Site details

UK map showing location of Mochrum Lochs Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Mochrum Lochs 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
This lowland site in south-west Scotland has a small, vigorously-growing area of blanket bog, but unlike other sites in this geographic region, the surface features are generally flat rather than hummocks and hollows. Vegetation is dominated in places either by Sphagnum tenellum or, in the drier areas, by S. capillifolium, with a range of plants typical of healthy bog growth including S. magellanicum, S. papillosum, bog-rosemary Andromeda polifolia, white beak-sedge Rhynchospora alba and cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion

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

Not applicable.


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