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Special Areas of Conservation

Montiaghs Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* J091654
Latitude 54.52527778
Longitude -6.314722222
SAC EU Code UK0030214
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 151.39
* 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 Montiaghs Moss SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (10%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (23%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (18%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (24%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (8%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (17%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • 1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia

    Montiaghs Moss is an extensive area of cut-over bog, which contains one of the largest and longest-established populations of marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia in Northern Ireland. The population is very dispersed throughout the entire site, reflecting the extent of habitat that is suitable for the species.

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

  • Not Applicable

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