North Atlantic moist mixed forests

WWF Abstract

The interiors of the islands that make up this ecoregion are dominated by blanket bogs in which peat, rather than soil, predominates. Peat supports many interesting species, and lies directly on top of the bedrock, so where there is no peat, the bare rock is exposed. Close to the Atlantic Ocean, sand dune grassland communities unique to Europe can be found.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Ireland, United Kingdom
Area:9,535,999 acres (3,859,082 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Achnahaird
Akeragh, Banna and Barrow Harbour SPA
Ardboline Island and Horse Island SPA
Ardgour Pinewoods
Ardmeanach
Ardnamurchan Burns
Ardvar and Loch a`Mhuilinn Woodlands
Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan
Beinn Bhan
Beinn Iadain and Beinn na h`Uamha
Bellanagare Bog SPA
Berriedale and Langwell Waters
Broubster Leans
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands
Cape Wrath
Claish Moss and Kentra Moss
Coille Mhór
Coladoir Bog
Coll Machair
Cross Lough (Killadoon) SPA
Cummeen Strand SPA
Drumcliff Bay SPA
Durness
East Caithness Cliffs
East Mires and Lumbister
Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mór
Fair Isle
Faray and Holm of Faray
Firth of Lorn
Foinaven
Glen Beasdale
Glenveagh National Park SPA
Greers Isle SPA
Hoy
Inverasdale Peatlands
Invernaver
Inverpolly
Keen of Hamar
Kerry Head SPA
Kinloch and Kyleakin Hills
Langavat
Lewis Peatlands
Lismore Lochs
Little Gruinard River
Loch a`Phuill
Loch Fada
Loch Laxford
Loch Maree Complex
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods
Loch nam Madadh
Loch of Isbister
Loch of Stenness
Loch of Wester
Loch Roag Lagoons
Loch Watten
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs
Lough Nillan Bog SPA
Mointeach nan Lochain Dubha
Mointeach Scadabhaigh
Morvern Woods
Mull Oakwoods
North Fetlar
North Harris
North Uist Machair
Obain Loch Euphoirt
Oldshoremore and Sandwood
Papa Stour
Rassal
Rhidorroch Woods
Rigg – Bile
River Borgie
River Kerry
River Naver
River Oykel
River Thurso
Ronas Hill – North Roe
Rum
Sanday
Sligachan Peatlands
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh)
South Uist Machair
St Kilda
Strath
Strathy Point
Stromness Heaths and Coast
Sullom Voe
Sunart
Termoncarragh Lake and Annagh Machair SPA
The Vadills
Tingon
Tiree Machair
Tràigh na Berie
Trotternish Ridge
Yell Sound Coast
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder