Black Wood of Rannoch
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
|91C0 Caledonian forest * Priority feature|
|Black Wood of Rannoch is the most extensive area of relict Caledonian forest remaining in Perthshire. It is representative of the South Central biochemical region and is the most southerly pinewood selected. The wood contains important communities of species characteristic of old pinewoods, particularly lichens and fungi, and supports a number of rare species, such as coralroot Corallorhiza trifida and serrated wintergreen Orthilia secunda. It also supports populations of Scottish crossbill Loxia scotica and capercaillie Tetrao urogallus.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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