Altnaharra

Site details

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

7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs
Although relatively small, this floodplain site in northern Scotland supports a wide range of communities including M4 Carex rostrata Sphagnum recurvum mire, M9 Carex rostrata Calliergon cuspidatum/giganteum mire and S27 Carex rostrata Potentilla palustris tall-herb fen. Altnaharra is also one of only two sites in the UK to support the rare string sedge Carex chordorrhiza.

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

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.


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