Mointeach nan Lochain Dubha
|Unitary Authority||Highlands and Islands|
|SAC EU Code||UK0019820|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* 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.|
General site character
Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (7.1%)
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (48.1%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (44.2%)
Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (0.6%)
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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
Mointeach nan Lochain Dubha is one of two Blanket bog sites on Skye in the Inner Hebrides. The bog lies at the headwaters of a number of rivers and burns and displays a range of linear and rounded pool-patterning, although it lacks the extreme flushing of lower Sligachan Glen in the Sligachan Peatlands. The vegetation includes a rich cover and variety of Sphagnum, including an abundance of the rare Sphagnum pulchrum as well as S. fuscum and S. imbricatum.
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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