|Unitary Authority||Highlands and Islands|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030191|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* 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.|
General site character
Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (50%)
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (35%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (8%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (5%)
Improved grassland (2%)
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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
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
1833 Slender naiad Najas flexilis
Records for slender naiad Najas flexilis at Loch Fada date back to 1902, and its continued presence was confirmed as recently as 1999. The site comprises a string of three lochs, mesotrophic in character, with rich assemblages of aquatic and marginal flora. Slender naiad forms extensive beds on the bottom of one of these lochs. It is the single known Colonsay locality for the species and is representative of the south-western part of the species’ range in Scotland.
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
1355 Otter Lutra lutra
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