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
|8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation|
|Binevenagh is the only site representing Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation in Northern Ireland. The site comprises steeply-rising basalt cliffs with a range of chasmophytic species. Of particular interest is the remnant arctic-alpine flora, in addition to plants that are more usually associated with coastal locations. Species include mountain avens Dryas octopetala, moss campion Silene acaulis, purple saxifrage Saxifraga oppositifolia, thrift Armeria maritima and sea campion Silene uniflora. Notable bryophytes such as Tortula princeps also occur.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) * Priority feature|
|8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii)|
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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