Fairy Water Bogs
|Unitary Authority||Northern Ireland|
|SAC EU Code||UK0016611|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation|
* 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.
General Site Character
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (96%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (2%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (2%)
Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF, < 100kb)
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
This is a series of three relatively intact Active raised bogs set in a drumlin landscape in Northern Ireland. They are somewhat intermediate in character to 7130 Blanket bogs. Two of the component bogs have pool complexes. 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
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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