Isle of May

Site details

UK map showing location of Isle of May Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Isle of May 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

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

1364 Grey seal  Halichoerus grypus
The Isle of May, lying at the entrance to the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland, supports a breeding colony of grey seals Halichoerus grypus. The site is the largest east coast breeding colony of grey seals in Scotland and the fourth-largest breeding colony in the UK, contributing approximately 4.5% 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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