Ronas Hill - North Roe & Tingon

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Ronas Hill - North Roe & Tingon

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    5,470 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    60°32'N 01°25'W
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Ronas Hill-North Roe & Tingon. 11/08/97; Scotland; 5,470 ha; 60°33'N 001°25'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive, SSSI. Comprises two adjacent headlands separated by Ronas Voe in the North Mainland of Shetland. Most of the site is composed of active blanket bog with numerous acidic lochans and pools that support a typical peatland avifauna. It provides habitat for common seal (Phoca vitulina) and otter (Lutra lutra), and the invertebrate fauna includes the arctic water flea (Eurycercus glacialis). Human activities include tourism, recreation, fishing, and grazing. Ramsar site no. 916. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

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