Pettigo Plateau

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Pettigo Plateau

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    900 ha
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    54°37'N 07°57'W
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Pettigo Plateau. 31/07/86; Donegal; 900 ha; 54°37'N 007°57'W. Council of Europe Biogenetic Reserve; Nature Reserve. An excellent example of highland blanket bog, a nationally rare bog type, covering low hills and broad basins and containing numerous nutrient poor and acidic lakes and pools. The site is a traditional feeding and roosting site for a wintering flock of the globally vulnerable goose Anser albifrons flavirostris and a breeding site for Pluvialis apricaria. Summer sheep grazing is controlled. Ramsar site no. 334.

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    • nature reserve
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