Claish Moss

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Claish Moss

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    568 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    56°44'N 05°43'W
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Claish Moss. 24/07/81; Scotland; 568 ha; 56°44'N 005°44'W. Nature Reserve, SSSI. One of Britain's best examples of a patterned raised mire system. The area is noted for its high water quality and is divided into distinct units by various streams. 14 species of moss are supported, as well as scarce higher plants. The moss supports an interesting invertebrate fauna, including a nationally important assemblage of nine dragonfly species. Deer are culled annually to prevent overpopulation. Ramsar site no. 218. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

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