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Special Areas of Conservation

Carn nan Tri-tighearnan

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NH833394
Latitude 57.43055556
Longitude -3.944444444
SAC EU Code UK0019791
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 4150.04
* 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 Carn nan Tri-tighearnan SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (0.5%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (70%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (28.5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (0.5%)
  • Coniferous woodland (0.5%)

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

  • 7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog)  * Priority feature

    Carn nan Tri-Tighearnan lies on a plateau at more than 600 m altitude. It is an example of an upland bog in the eastern Scottish Highlands. It is characterised by cool climate conditions and extreme ‘wetness’. Dense sheets of lichen-rich blanket bog are dominated by species of reindeer-moss lichen Cladonia. Such bog is very similar in character to areas of peat formation in central and eastern Norway. Other vegetation on this site consists of a dwarf-shrub cover, beneath which can be found relatively continuous carpets of Sphagnum. Surface patterning resulting from combinations of high-ridges and hummocks is evident in many places.

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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