Tayvallich Juniper and Coast

Site details

UK map showing location of Tayvallich Juniper and Coast Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Tayvallich Juniper and Coast 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

5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands
Tayvallich represents an important and extensive outlier of Juniperus communis formations on the west coast of Argyll. This is the only representation in the SAC series of the habitat in western Scotland. The juniper formations occur in an extremely varied habitat mosaic dry wooded ridges grade into heathland and grassland, with flushes, valley mires and open water transition communities. The juniper is regenerating locally.

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

1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly  Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia
This site contains a number of marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia sub-populations which are most likely part of the same metapopulation present at Taynish and Knapdale Woods. Together with the latter site, Tayvallich Juniper and Coast represents the species in the northern part of its UK range. The population is of the Scottish form E. aurinia scotica, which is completely isolated from populations in England and Wales

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

1355 Otter  Lutra lutra

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