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Site description (2007 baseline)
The largest and most intact area of blanket bog in Scotland, lying across Caithness and Sutherland. Human activities include commercial peat extraction. The IBA is of outstanding international importance for breeding divers, waders and raptors. It is also nationally important for breeding wildfowl.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/caithness-and-sutherland-peatlands-iba-united-kingdom on 03/12/2023.