Moniack Gorge

Site details

UK map showing location of Moniack Gorge Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Moniack Gorge 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

Not applicable.

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

1386 Green shield-moss  Buxbaumia viridis
Moniack Gorge in north-east Scotland is a steep wooded ravine with predominantly base-rich soils. This is one of only three UK sites where green shield-moss Buxbaumia viridis has been recorded in recent years. Twenty-three sporophytes were recorded on four logs at three places in 1999, which represents a large proportion of the known UK population. Habitat conditions appear suitable, as there is evidence that the species has been present at the site for many years.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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