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Special Areas of Conservation

Tingon

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* HU256833
Latitude 60.53333333
Longitude -1.533333333
SAC EU Code UK0019799
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 570.78
* 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 Tingon SAC

General site character

  • Shingle, Sea cliffs, Islets (5.5%)
  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (5.5%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (74%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (5%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile 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

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

    Tingon demonstrates diversity of its surface patterning, erosion and other mire features, which cover a substantial tract of ground on the Tingon peninsula. Peat mounds are also a feature of the site. The vegetation is dominated by cottongrasses Eriophorum spp., heather Calluna vulgaris, deergrass Trichophorum cespitosum, cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix and bog-mosses Sphagnum spp.

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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