Gortycavan ASSI

Protected area type: Areas of Special Scientific Interest
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Londonderry
Council: Causeway Coast and Glens
Guidance and literature: Gortycavan ASSI

This area is of special scientific interest because of its species-rich lowland meadow.  Species-rich grassland tends to occur only where land management is not intensive, in particular where traditional farming practices have been maintained.  As a result it is not a widespread habitat in Northern Ireland and is often fragmented, consisting of individual fields, parts of fields or banks.  Species-rich dry grassland such as that found at Gortycavan, is a particularly scarce resource in Northern Ireland.

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