Priority Species Work

 

Habitat and landscape scale actions are likely to bring benefits for many of the species in the Park. However, some species are in need of urgent conservation action and have very specific management needs.

Consultation with local and national experts identified 26 species selected for focused action over the next five years:

Mammals

Wildcat  (Felis silvestris)

Mountain hare  (Lepus timidus)

Red squirrel  (Sciurus vulgaris)

 

Birds

Golden eagle  (Aquila chrysaetos)

Capercaillie  (Tetrao urogallus)

Lapwing  (Vanellus vanellus)

 

Invertebrates

Small dark yellow underwing  (Anarta cordigera)

Mining bee  (Andrena marginata)

Pine hoverfly  (Blera fallax) 

Pearl bordered fritillary  (Boloria euphrosyne) 

Northern February red stonefly  (Brachyptera putata)

Northern damselfly  (Coenagrion hastulatum)

Kentish glory  (Endronis versicolora)

Dark bordered beauty  (Epione vespertaria) 

Freshwater pearl mussel  (Margaritifera margaritifera)

Violet oil beetle  (Meloe violaceus)

Northern silver stilleto fly  (Spiriverpa lunulata)

Wood ants – 4 species

 

Vascular Plants

Alpine blue sow thistle  Cicerbita alpina  

Twinflower  Linnaea borealis

One flowered wintergreen  Moneses uniflora

Tufted saxifrage  Saxifraga cespitosa

 

Bryophytes

Green shield moss  (Buxbaumia viridis)

 

Fungi

Scarlet splash  (Cytidia salicina)  

Crimson waxcap  (Hygrocybe punicea)  

 

Lichens

Powdered sunshine lichen  (Vulpicida pinastri) 

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