Slieve Beagh

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Slieve Beagh

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    1,885 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°20'N 07°11'W
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Slieve Beagh. 28/07/00; Northern Ireland; 1,885 ha; 54°21'N 007°12'W. Area of Special Scientific Interest, National Nature Reserve. A particularly good and relatively intact example of a blanket bog, featuring occasional well developed hummock and lawn complexes, a few small localized pool complexes, as well as soakways and flushes. The vegetation is characterized by Sphagnum mosses, ericoid dwarf-shrubs and sedges, including amongst the peatland flora a number of rare and unusual species. Potential threats include peat-cutting, past drainage, heavy grazing, excessive burning, and afforestation in adjacent areas, but these are being addressed by means of management agreements with private owners near the site. Ramsar site no. 1035. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Northern Ireland

  • National legal designation: 
    • ASSI
    • nnr
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)