Pettigoe Plateau

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Pettigoe Plateau

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    1,264 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°31'N 07°59'W
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Pettigoe Plateau. 19/11/96; Northern Ireland; 1,264 ha; 54°32'N 007°59'W. Area of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protection Area. Abutting the border with the Irish Republic, the site is one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland. Features include numerous pool complexes, acid flushes, basin mires and ladder fens supporting characteristic bog vegetation. The site supports an important assemblage of nationally vulnerable and endangered bird species. Nationally important numbers of golden plovers Pluvialis apricaria breed at the site. Human activities include livestock grazing. Ramsar site no. 872. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Northern Ireland

  • National legal designation: 
    • assi
    • esa
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)