Abhainn Clais an Eas and Allt a' Mhuilinn

Site details

UK map showing location of Abhainn Clais an Eas and Allt a' Mhuilinn Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Abhainn Clais an Eas and Allt a' Mhuilinn 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

Not applicable

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

1029 Freshwater pearl mussel  Margaritifera margaritifera
This site in the north-west Highlands of Scotland includes two burns (streams) that each support functional freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera populations. Both burns are relatively small yet support high-quality populations. Abhainn Clais An Eas has pearl mussels present along a 1 km stretch from the mouth of the river to a large waterfall impassable to migratory fish. Allt a’Mhuilinn supports pearl mussels along a 2 km stretch from the sea to an upstream loch. Both burns contain good populations of juveniles indicating that present conditions support recruitment.

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

Not applicable.


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