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
|3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the IsoŽto-Nanojuncetea|
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
|1833 Slender naiad Najas flexilis|
|Records for slender naiad Najas flexilis at Loch Fada date back to 1902, and its continued presence was confirmed as recently as 1999. The site comprises a string of three lochs, mesotrophic in character, with rich assemblages of aquatic and marginal flora. Slender naiad forms extensive beds on the bottom of one of these lochs. It is the single known Colonsay locality for the species and is representative of the south-western part of the speciesí range in Scotland.|
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
|1355 Otter Lutra lutra|
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