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Special Areas of Conservation

Endrick Water

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland
Centroid* NS506873
Latitude 56.061
Longitude -4.363
SAC EU Code UK0019840
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 235.45
* 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 Endrick Water SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (92.5%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (2%)
  • Other arable land (3%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (2%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (0.5%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • 1096 Brook lamprey Lampetra planeri

    The Endrick brook lamprey Lampetra planeri population is strong and healthy and represents the species in Scotland. The site also supports important populations of 1099 River lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis, for it is also selected.

  • 1099 River lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis

    A strong population of river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis is present in the Endrick. This population is of particular importance because, unlike other populations which migrate to the sea, they remain in freshwater as adults, feeding on freshwater fish in Loch Lomond. This is the only instance of this unusual behavioural trait recorded in the UK.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

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