Burrow Head

Site details

UK map showing location of Burrow Head Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Burrow Head 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

1166 Great crested newt  Triturus cristatus
This pond cluster is situated in a rolling, agricultural landscape of pasture interspersed with stands of semi-natural vegetation. Numerous ponds occur in the shallow depressions and provide water for livestock. Great crested newt Triturus cristatus has been recorded in 20 ponds. The overall site is exceptional by Scottish standards and is by far the most important known Scottish population, and is also significant in overall UK terms. It is a good representative of a population in an agricultural landscape.

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

Not applicable.


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