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Dun Moss and Forest of Alyth Mires

Site Details

Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NO176573
Latitude 56.7
Longitude -3.345
SAC EU Code UK0030152
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation
Area (ha) 469.38

* 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 Dun Moss and Forest of Alyth Mires SAC

General Site Character

Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (43%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (49%)
Dry grassland, Steppes (6%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (2%)

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

This site lies in the Grampian foothills and comprises a series of raised mires in the adjacent Forest of Alyth Mires and Dun Moss. The sites are remarkable not only for the retention of their poor-fen lagg zones but for the diversity and abundance of Sphagnum species, including the relatively scarce Sphagnum fuscum and S. imbricatum.

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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