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Special Areas of Conservation

Mochrum Lochs

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NX298537
Latitude 54.84888889
Longitude -4.651388889
SAC EU Code UK0019818
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 179.16
* 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 Mochrum Lochs SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (75%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (25%)

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 lowland site in south-west Scotland has a small, vigorously-growing area of blanket bog, but unlike other sites in this geographic region, the surface features are generally flat rather than hummocks and hollows. Vegetation is dominated in places either by Sphagnum tenellum or, in the drier areas, by S. capillifolium, with a range of plants typical of healthy bog growth including S. magellanicum, S. papillosum, bog-rosemary Andromeda polifolia, white beak-sedge Rhynchospora alba 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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