|Unitary Authority||Northern Ireland|
|SAC EU Code||UK0016620|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* 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 (80%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (10%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (10%)
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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
Derryleckagh in Northern Ireland is a large example of an inter-drumlin wetland with well-developed transition mire vegetation of the basin mire type. Although a large part of the site is dominated by tall reedswamp, it still contains extensive areas of M9 Carex rostrata – Calliergon cuspidatum/giganteum mire dominated by lesser tussock-sedge Carex diandra, Sphagnum contortum and brown mosses. Within this fen vegetation are well-developed pools and soakways with marsh St John’s-wort Hypericum elodes prominent. The site contains several rare or localised invertebrate species.
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
- Not Applicable
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
- Not Applicable
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