River Borgie

Site details

UK map showing location of River Borgie Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of River Borgie 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

1029 Freshwater pearl mussel  Margaritifera margaritifera
Freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera are found throughout the main stem of the Borgie, from just above the estuary to the outflow of Loch Slaim, the lowest of a series of lochs on the river. Mussels are comparatively rare in the lower reaches and most abundant in the middle reaches, with mean densities in some places of 19 individuals m2, exceptionally attaining 35 m2 at one location. Although juveniles were absent at lower and upper sites, they were common in the middle reaches occurring at densities of up to 7 m2. It is likely that pearl mussels are restricted to the main stem of the river. At the time of survey in 1996, most tributaries were dry, and only one contained pearl mussels, in very low numbers.

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

1106 Atlantic salmon  Salmo salar
1355 Otter  Lutra lutra

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