Black Bog

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Black Bog

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    183 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°40'N 07°01'W
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Black Bog. 28/07/00; Northern Ireland; 183 ha; 54°40'N 007°01'W. Area of Special Scientific Interest. A large lowland raised bog, exhibiting the full range of characteristic vegetation, and one of the two largest intact active bogs in Northern Ireland with hummock and hollow pool complexes, one of the best examples of this habitat type in the UK. Past drainage works for peat extraction have affected part of the site, but remedial steps have been taken and further restoration will be carried out if required. A management plan is in place and regular monitoring is carried out. Ramsar site no. 1032. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Northern Ireland

  • National legal designation: 
    • ASSI
    • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 


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