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|
|Moidach More is representative of Blanket bogs in the eastern Scottish Highlands. Although it lies at almost 300 m, it is a low-altitude example and complements Carn nan Tri-Tighearnan, which has a higher cover of lichens. Of major interest on this site is the surface patterning, which consists of soft, low hummocks and shallow hollows or water-filled pools and is not known to occur elsewhere in Grampian. While the hummocks contain the bog-mosses Sphagnum fuscum and S. imbricatum, the hollows are dominated by S. cuspidatum. Scots pines Pinus sylvestris are present in one area. Other species include small cranberry Vaccinium microcarpum and the rare moss Dicranum undulatum. Areas of wet and dry heath are also found, particularly on the adjacent hill slopes.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
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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