South-East Islay Skerries

Site details

UK map showing location of South-East Islay Skerries Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of South-East Islay Skerries SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

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

Not applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1365 Harbour seal  Phoca vitulina
The skerries, islands and rugged coastline of the Inner Hebridean island of Islay hold a nationally-important population of the Harbour seal Phoca vitulina. The south-east coastline areas are extensively used as pupping, moulting and haul-out sites by the seals, which represent between 1.5% and 2% of the UK population.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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