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Scottish Hebrides

Islay – more than whisky


Well known for its famous distilleries, Islay is the southernmost Island of the Inner Hebrides. Covering an area of 600 km² it has less than 3.000 permanent inhabitants.

Due to its complex geology and topography and a long history of pastoral-based farming, a wide variety of important habitat types are to be found: e.g. coastal grasslands, blanket bog, wet and dry heaths, sand dunes and machair. These habitats, both individually and in combination, provide unique conditions for a very wide range of plants, invertebrates, reptiles, mammals and birds.

More Information:

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European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
Online: http://www.efncp.org/hnv-showcases/scottish-hebrides/islay/
Date: 2024/04/20
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