Mingarry Burn

Site details

UK map showing location of Mingarry Burn Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Mingarry Burn 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
Mingarry Burn on the Isle of Mull is the only site in the Inner Hebrides selected for freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera. The stream is about 3 km long and contains a functional pearl mussel population along its entire length. The site is a relatively recent discovery, with no published historical records prior to the 1997 Scottish national survey (Cosgrove & Young 1998). This is regarded as one of the most undisturbed Scottish pearl mussel sites.

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

Not applicable.


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