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IPA Factsheet - Harris and Lewis
Site code
CountryUnited Kingdom
Administrative regionScotland Western Isles (Outer Hebrides)
Central co-ordinates58o 21' N / 6o 20' W map
Altitude12 - 437

 Site Description

 Botanical Significance Noted for vascular, habitat and bryophytes interest. BSBI VCR form: Ajuga pyramidata; Anagallis minima; Carex maritima; Dactylorhiza viridis; Deschampsia setacea; Equisetum variegatum; Hymenophyllum wilsonii; Ophioglossum azoricum; Piluaria globulifera; Polygonum boreale; Potamogeton filiformis; Viola tricolor

 General Habitat Description

Land use

Land use% CoverLevel

Threatened Species

Species NameIPA Assess.Species Assess.AbundanceData qualityCriteria
Euphrasia anglica20072007unknownunknownA(iv)

Botanical Richness

EUNIS level 2 code & nameIPA Assess.Habitat Assess.% of indicator speciesNo. SpeciesNational BiotopeData qualityCriteria
E1 Dry Grasslands2016201600unknownB
F4 Temperate shrub heathland2016201600unknownB
B1 Coastal dune and sand habitats2007200700unknownB
E4 Alpine & sub-alpine grasslands2007200700unknownB

Threatened Habitats

IPA Habitat code & nameIPA Assess.Habitat Assess.AreaData qualityCriteria
7130(*) Blanket bogs ( * if active bog)200720070unknownCi
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds200720070unknownCii
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters witth vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or Isoeto-Nanjuncet200720070unknownCii
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix200720070unknownCii
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands200720070unknownCii


DesignationProtected Area NameRelationship with IPAOverlap with IPA
Site of Special Scientific InterestNorth Harrisprotected area overlaps with IPA13050
Site of Special Scientific InterestLoch Nan Eilean Valley Bogprotected area overlaps with IPA33
Site of Special Scientific InterestAchmore Bogprotected area overlaps with IPA295
Site of Special Scientific InterestLoch Scarrasdale Valley Bogprotected area overlaps with IPA217


TypeDescriptionYear startedYear finishes
Species Management PlanEuphrasia



 Conservation Issues

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