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Special Areas of Conservation

Teal Lough

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* H737879
Latitude 54.73472222
Longitude -6.855277778
SAC EU Code UK0016608
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 198.5
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Teal Lough SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (0.8%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (78.5%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (17.9%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (2.8%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

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

  • 7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog)  * Priority feature

    Teal Lough is comparatively small but contains an exceptionally well-developed microtopography with the most extensive pool system found in Northern Ireland. The habitat is similar to Hebridean Blanket bogs with abundant lesser bladderwort Utricularia minor and oblong-leaved sundew Drosera intermedia. The rare hummock-forming bog-mosses Sphagnum fuscum and S. imbricatum also occur on the site.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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