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
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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