Eilean Na Muice Duibhe

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Eilean Na Muice Duibhe

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    576 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    55°43'N 06°15'W
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Eilean na Muice Duibhe (Duich Moss), Islay. 14/07/88; Scotland; 576 ha; 55°43'N 006°15'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; SSSI. An area of low-level blanket mire bounded by two rivers, with scattered peaty pools and lochans. The mire vegetation is oceanic in character, with hummocks of different mosses and stands of Rhynchospora alba. Breeding birds include Gavia stellata, Circus cyaneus, Calidris alpina and Tringa totanus. The area forms a night-time roosting and feeding area for internationally important numbers of wintering geese of the Greenland breeding population. Human activities include drainage of surrounding areas and peat cutting. Ramsar site no. 402. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • esa
    • ncr
    • nnr
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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