SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Rannoch Lochs

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Rannoch Lochs SPA is located on the periphery of Rannoch Moor in the southern Highlands of Scotland. It comprises a group of oligotrophic freshwater lochs in upland heath and blanket bog at 220-420 m above sea level. The site is of European importance as a traditional breeding locality for Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica


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:
During the breeding season;
Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica, 7 pairs representing at least 4.4% of the breeding population in Great Britain (1986-1996)



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