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Special Areas of Conservation

Black Bog

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* H635810
Latitude 54.67388889
Longitude -7.015277778
SAC EU Code UK0016609
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 183.72
* 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 Black Bog SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (100%)

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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

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    One of the largest Active raised bogs in Northern Ireland, Black Bog is located in marginal upland and is somewhat intermediate in nature to 7130 Blanket bogs. Important features include a well-developed and extensive hummock and hollow complex and largely intact lagg. The oceanic liverwort Pleurozia purpurea and the bog-mosses Sphagnum fuscum and S. imbricatum occur.

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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