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Special Areas of Conservation

Ballykilbeg

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* J447406
Latitude 54.29444444
Longitude -5.775833333
SAC EU Code UK0030319
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 37.59
* 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 Ballykilbeg SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (42.2%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (42.2%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (15.6%)

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

    Ballykilbeg is a relatively large wetland site with a variety of habitats including fen and wet grassland. The area is particularly notable for the large colony of marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas aurinia (168 larval webs were recorded in 1999). First recorded in 1996, there have been records of adults and larvae each year since.

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

  • Not Applicable

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