North Rona

Site details

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

1170 Reefs
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1364 Grey seal  Halichoerus grypus
North Rona is a remote and very exposed island in the North Atlantic off the north-west tip of mainland Scotland. The islands are rarely disturbed by human activities in the breeding season. Grey seal Halichoerus grypus are found over much of the island and use many of the submerged sea caves that are found around the coast. North Rona supports the third-largest breeding colony in the UK, representing some 5% of annual UK pup production.

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

Not applicable.


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