Special features
The whole of the open water of Loch Sunart, and its fringing native woodlands, fall within the Sunart Special Area of Conservation (SAC) while the shoreline woodlands of the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe, as well as areas along Loch Arienas and up the Black Glen, fall within the Morvern Woods SAC. A further SAC protects the upland basalt areas of Beinn Iadain and Beinn na h’Uamha; with the exception of the Uladail Woods within the Morvern Woodland SAC, all these areas are also designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).