|Unitary Authority||Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland|
|SAC EU Code||UK0019840|
|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) (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%)
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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
- 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
1106 Atlantic salmon Salmo salar
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