Muir of Dinnet

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Muir of Dinnet

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    158 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    57°05'N 02°55'W
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Muir of Dinnet. 22/07/99; Scotland; 158 ha; 57°05'N 002°55'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive, National Nature Reserve, SSSI. A large mosaic of heath woodland and mire, including peat bogs, swamps, fens, with open water in two sizable lochs (Davan and Kinord) and vegetation succession and transitions developing between the major habitat types. Around the open water areas, a mosaic of vegetation communities has established on soils derived from glacial material overlying granite. In winter, it regularly supports internationally important numbers of Greylag Goose (Anser anser), averaging about 30.000 at winter peak (29% of the world population). Human activities include nature conservation and recreation. Ramsar site no. 1003. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

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