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
|7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog) * Priority feature|
|Feur Lochain at the northern end of the Rhinns of Islay in the Inner Hebrides differs from the other Islay Blanket bogs because it lies on a broad watershed ridge. It exhibits an extensive area of hummock, hollow and pool patterning and is notable for the abundance of white beak-sedge Rhynchospora alba. Marginal flushes and drainage basins with poor-fen vegetation add to the diversity of interest.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds|
|7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion|
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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