Loch Maree

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Loch Maree

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    3,174 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    57°41'N 05°28'W
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Loch Maree. 19/09/94; Scotland; 3,174 ha; 57°41'N 005°28'W. National Nature Reserve, Special Protection Area, SSSI. A large nutrient-poor loch supporting outstanding assemblages of flora and fauna, including five nationally scarce aquatic plants, a nationally outstanding assemblage of dragonflies, and a genetically distinct population of char (Salvelinus alpinus). The single most important breeding population of Black-throated Diver, Gavia arctica, in Britain occurs at the site. Human activities include tourism, fishing, and livestock grazing. Ramsar site no. 700. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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