Monadhliath

Site details

UK map showing location of Monadhliath Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Monadhliath 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
Monadhliath supports one of the most extensive areas of high-altitude blanket bog in the UK. It is also relatively remote from the sea and thus contrasts with the numerous areas of oceanic blanket bog. Lichen-rich bog with Cladonia spp. is extensive on the high plateau. A significant proportion of the bog is eroded, with extensive areas of gullying. The vegetation reflects the high altitude, with species including woolly hair-moss Racomitrium lanuginosum, mountain crowberry Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum and bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus.

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

Not applicable.


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