Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods SAC
This site is made up of mudflats and sandflats. European otters have made this site their home.
MPA TypeSpecial Area of Conservation
Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are strictly protected sites designated under European legislation. They contribute both to the UK MPA network and set up to protect habitat types and species considered to be most in need of conservation at a European level (excluding birds).
Designation date1 January 2001
Surface Area17.61 km2 (6.80 mi.2)
Perimeter77.87 km (48.39 mi.)
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