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Special Areas of Conservation

Emer Bog

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Centroid* SU394214
Latitude 50.99
Longitude -1.438333333
SAC EU Code UK0030147
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 36.76
* 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 Emer Bog SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (16.3%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (43.5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (40.2%)

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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

  • Emer Bog lies in a wet infilled hollow on the developed eastern hinterland of the New Forest. Apart from scattered willow Salix scrub, it is largely open, and dominated by bottle sedge Carex rostrata and marsh cinquefoil Potentilla palustris, with frequent common cottongrass Eriophorum angustifolium, and occasional pools with bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata. White sedge Carex curta and the bog-mosses Sphagnum fimbriatum and S. squarrosum become common at the edge of the bog, with the rushes Juncus effusus and J. acutiflorus. There are also patches of common reed Phragmites australis. The basin is surrounded by more mature willow Salix woodland and open heathland.

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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