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Special Areas of Conservation

Moidach More

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NJ035412
Latitude 57.4514
Longitude -3.6083
SAC EU Code UK0019796
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 930.19
* 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 Moidach More SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (2%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (90%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (5%)
  • Coniferous woodland (2%)
  • 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

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

    Moidach More is representative of Blanket bogs in the eastern Scottish Highlands. Although it lies at almost 300 m, it is a low-altitude example and complements Carn nan Tri-Tighearnan, which has a higher cover of lichens. Of major interest on this site is the surface patterning, which consists of soft, low hummocks and shallow hollows or water-filled pools and is not known to occur elsewhere in Grampian. While the hummocks contain the bog-mosses Sphagnum fuscum and S. imbricatum, the hollows are dominated by S. cuspidatum. Scots pines Pinus sylvestris are present in one area. Other species include small cranberry Vaccinium microcarpum and the rare moss Dicranum undulatum. Areas of wet and dry heath are also found, particularly on the adjacent hill slopes.

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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