Abhainn Clais an Eas and Allt a' Mhuilinn
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
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
|1029 Freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera|
|This site in the north-west Highlands of Scotland includes two burns (streams) that each support functional freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera populations. Both burns are relatively small yet support high-quality populations. Abhainn Clais An Eas has pearl mussels present along a 1 km stretch from the mouth of the river to a large waterfall impassable to migratory fish. Allt a’Mhuilinn supports pearl mussels along a 2 km stretch from the sea to an upstream loch. Both burns contain good populations of juveniles indicating that present conditions support recruitment.|
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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