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Special Areas of Conservation

Ardnamurchan Burns

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NM435662
Latitude 56.71666667
Longitude -6.191666667
SAC EU Code UK0030079
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 26.3
* 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 Ardnamurchan Burns SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (62%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (38%)

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

  • 1029 Freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera

    Ardnamurchan Burns includes four streams within one area of the extreme west of Scotland. Each stream supports a high-quality functional freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera population that includes juveniles.

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

  • Not Applicable

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