Lough Corrib

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Lough Corrib

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    17,728 ha
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    53°30'N 09°15'W
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Lough Corrib. 11/06/96; 17,728 ha; 53°30'N 009°15'W. The second largest lake in Ireland supports one of the largest areas of wetland vegetation consisting of reed, sedge and rush communities in the country. Other habitats include Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) woodland, calcareous fen, callows grassland, marsh and raised bog with a soak system. The site provides important feeding grounds for waterbirds and supports internationally important numbers of several breeding and wintering waterbirds and nationally important numbers of numerous other waterbird species. The site supports the otter and numerous rare and threatened plant and fish species. Human activities include fishing and hunting. Ramsar site no. 846.

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    • EU Natura 2000
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