Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods SAC

Status: Designated

Description

Site overview

This site is made up of mudflats and sandflats. European otters have made this site their home. 

MPA Type

Special 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 date

1 January 2001

Surface Area

17.61 km2 (6.80 mi.2)

Perimeter

77.87 km (48.39 mi.)

  • Otter (Lutra lutra)

    These fish-eating mammals completely disappeared from the waterways of most of central and southern England in just 50 years, their future now looks much brighter.

  • Intertidal mudflats and sandflats (Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide)

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