Rannoch Moor

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Rannoch Moor

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    1,519 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    56°39'N 04°35'W
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Rannoch Moor. 05/01/76; Scotland; 1,519 ha; 56°39'N 004°36'W. Nature Reserve, SSSI. Dominated by glacial features, moraines, peat-filled depressions, and lochs, and exhibiting an extensive complex of western-type blanket bog, the site includes numerous nutrient-poor and acidic lakes with varying extents of marginal and submerged vegetation. Rare species of plants (Rannoch rush Scheuchzeria palustris), beetles, flies and moths are amongst features of national importance, and there is an excellent range of breeding wetland and moorland birds (Pluvialis apricaria and Tringa nebularia). The site is used for livestock grazing. Ramsar site no. 78. 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)