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Special Areas of Conservation

Waukenwae Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NS683509
Latitude 55.73333333
Longitude -4.098333333
SAC EU Code UK0019765
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 154.32
* 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 Waukenwae Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (85%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (5%)
  • Improved grassland (10%)

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

    Waukenwae Moss in the central belt of Scotland has extensive areas of active raised bog. It displays some of the best Sphagnum-hollow patterning to be found in bogs in this part of Scotland and also has several hummocks of Sphagnum imbricatum. The bulk of the site is relatively intact, having suffered little from marginal domestic peat-cutting.

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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