Lough Gara

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Lough Gara

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    1,742 ha
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    53°55'N 08°25'W
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Lough Gara. 11/06/96; Sligo, Roscommon; 1,742 ha; 53°56'N 008°25'W. The site includes a shallow limestone lake fed by two rivers, low-lying islands, peatland and raised bog. Vegetation consists of extensive reed and sedge swamps, scrub, and small stands of birch (Betula pubescens) woodland. Internationally important numbers of Greenland White-fronted geese overwinter at the site and several other species of waterbirds can be found. Ramsar site no. 852.

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    • EU Natura 2000
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