SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren

image: SPA location map 

 

Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren SPA is located on the south coast of Galloway in south-west Scotland. It comprises two separate areas: a large eutrophic freshwater loch (Loch of Inch) and an area of foreshore and sand dunes (Torrs Warren). The latter system contains important examples of dune slacks. Both components of the site support, in winter, important numbers of Greenland White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons flavirostris and wintering Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus

 


Qualifying species

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This site qualifies under Article 4.1 of the Directive (79/409/EEC) by supporting populations of European importance of the following species listed on Annex I of the Directive:
 
Over winter;
 
Greenland White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons flavirostris, 534 individuals representing up to 3.8% of the wintering population in Great Britain (5 year peak mean, 1991/2-1995/6)
 
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus, 8 individuals representing up to 1.1% of the wintering population in Great Britain (5 year peak mean 1991/2-1995/6)

 


Note:

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