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Special Areas of Conservation

Dead Island Bog

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* C931053
Latitude 54.8875
Longitude -6.5475
SAC EU Code UK0030323
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 54.62
* 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 Dead Island Bog SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (92.2%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (0.6%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (7.2%)

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

    Dead Island Bog is a lowland raised bog lying in a shallow inter-drumlin hollow within the Lower Bann valley. Special features include a large, intact core of deep peat, which exhibits a wide range of characteristic vegetation and structural features. These include shallow pools and a well-developed hummock and lawn complex. The bog surface supports a dense and diverse cover of Sphagnum bog-mosses. Notable species include Sphagnum imbricatum, forming several small, hummocks scattered over the surface, cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos, and great sundew Drosera longifolia in several of the pools.

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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