Glac na Criche

Site details

UK map showing location of Glac na Criche Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Glac na Criche 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
Glac na Criche, in Islay, Inner Hebrides, contrasts with the other Islay Blanket bogs in having a much more complex topography, giving rise to watershed, valleyside and valley mires. Areas of mineral flushing on this site are more species-rich than at neighbouring Feur Lochain, while truly ombrotrophic areas also support significant amounts of black bog-rush Schoenus nigricans, presumably in response to salt spray from the sea cliffs below.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts
4030 European dry heaths

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

1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly  Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia

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