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Special Areas of Conservation

Kilhern Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NX201630
Latitude 54.92916667
Longitude -4.808333333
SAC EU Code UK0019814
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 123.58
* 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 Kilhern Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (80%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (15%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (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

    This upland site is one of four sites representing Blanket bogs in south-west Scotland. It is dominated by extensive wet flats of Sphagnum and is floristically very distinctive. It is dominated by the rare pool-edge bog-moss Sphagnum pulchrum in a virtually mono-specific sward. Plants common within the moss lawn include great sundew Drosera anglica, bog-rosemary Andromeda polifolia and cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos.

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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