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Special Areas of Conservation

Carsegowan Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NX429589
Latitude 54.9
Longitude -4.45
SAC EU Code UK0030111
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 49.3
* 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 Carsegowan Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (75%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (20%)
  • Coniferous woodland (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

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    In common with other bogs around the Solway Firth, Carsegowan Moss has estuarine origins. It represents one of the largest surviving areas of relatively intact raised bog in south-west Scotland. Despite past drainage activity the site supports a typical range of bog communities and species, including cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos and bog-rosemary Andromeda polifolia.

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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