Special Areas of Conservation(SACs) are prime wildlife conservation areas in the country, considered to be important on a European as well as Irish level. Detailed conservation objectives are available for some SACs. The legal basis on which SACs are selected and designated is the EU Habitats Directive, transposed into Irish law in the as amended in 1998 and 2005. The Directive lists certain habitats and species that must be protected within SACs

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The following site gives specific information on the SAC in the the Comeragh Mountains.

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