Turmennan Lough

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Turmennan Lough

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    15 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°22'N 05°42'W
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Turmennan Lough. 10/06/02; Northern Ireland; 15 ha; 54°23'N 005°43'W. ASSI. A valley mire, transitional between fen and bog, characterized by a broad range of surface conditions, ranging from slightly base-rich to markedly acidic, influenced by the position of the ground water table in the surface peat layer. The main plant community of the mire surface is an extensive mixed sedge sward dominated by Bottle Sedge Carex rostrata, growing over a carpet of brown mosses that are replaced by Sphagnum bog mosses where the water is more acidic. The diversity of wetland habitats support a rich invertebrate community that includes notable water beetles and several locally distributed species of Odonata. Livestock grazing is the principal land use in the area. Ramsar site no. 1178.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)