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Special Areas of Conservation

Deroran Bog

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* H524713
Latitude 54.58805556
Longitude -7.187777778
SAC EU Code UK0030324
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 75.6
* 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 Deroran Bog SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (87.6%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (9.4%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (2.9%)

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

    Deroran Bog is typical of western bogs within the drumlin belt of Northern Ireland, being rather irregular in shape. The bog displays the classic convex domed profile typical of lowland raised bogs but has a relatively subdued microtopography with occasional small pools, and a few large hummocks. The surface, which supports a good Sphagnum moss cover, is characterised by low moss carpets interspersed with lawn and occasional shallow pools, with a large soakway in the centre. Notable species include the rare bog-mosses Sphagnum fuscum and S. imbricatum.

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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