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Special Areas of Conservation

Mortlach Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority North Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NJ502449
Latitude 57.49166667
Longitude -2.830555556
SAC EU Code UK0030216
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 12.36
* 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 Mortlach Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (100%)

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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

  • This small base-rich basin fen, lying upon igneous rock, is representative of Alkaline fens in north-east Scotland. Typical species include broad-leaved cottongrass Eriophorum latifolium, lesser and greater tussock sedges, Carex diandra and C. paniculata respectively, black bog-rush Schoenus nigricans and grass of Parnassus Parnassia palustris. Bladderwort Utricularia sp. is abundant.

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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