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Special Areas of Conservation

Black Loch Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland
Centroid* NS854696
Latitude 55.90555556
Longitude -3.833333333
SAC EU Code UK0019757
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 107.49
* 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 Loch Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (96%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (3%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (1%)

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

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    Black Loch Moss is one of the least-disturbed Active raised bogs remaining in the central belt of Scotland and consists of a large area of undamaged bog surface that is almost continuously dominated by bog-mosses, including Sphagnum papillosum and occasional S. magellanicum. The site is formed on a distinct slope and also has some characteristics of 7130 Blanket bogs.

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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