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Special Areas of Conservation

Dogden Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NT684495
Latitude 55.7375
Longitude -2.502777778
SAC EU Code UK0030136
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 156.36
* 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 Dogden Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (95%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (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

    Dogden Moss lies in an upland, rather than the more typical lowland, setting and is one of the few raised bogs of significant extent in south-east Scotland. The vegetation reflects the relatively low rainfall of its eastern location, but nonetheless supports the scarce bog-moss Sphagnum imbricatum as well as more typical species such as cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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