East Mires and Lumbister
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|
|East Mires is one of four sites representing the wide range of variation shown by Blanket bogs in Shetland. The site has been selected for its areas of surface patterning and extensive tracts of active bog. Local areas of eroding bog show extensive secondary regeneration in the gullies and there are few areas of bare peat remaining. Of particular note in East Mires is the rare bog orchid Hammarbya paludosa, which forms a vigorous colony around the margins of a bog pool system.|
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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