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Special Areas of Conservation

Shelforkie Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NN859098
Latitude 56.26666667
Longitude -3.841666667
SAC EU Code UK0030272
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 111.34
* 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 Shelforkie Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (90%)
  • Other arable land (10%)

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

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    Lying to the north of the Forth Valley sites, Shelforkie represents an area in which raised bogs have never been widespread but which is an important link in the range of the habitat. The site itself is relatively extensive and although now affected by past drainage, continues to support typical bog communities. The bog-moss Sphagnum magellanicum is frequent, and occasionally abundant, over much of the site. S. cuspidatum pools occur scattered across the bog.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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