Database release:
SDF
NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

B

1.2 Site code

IE0000032

1.3 Site name

Dromore Woods and Loughs SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-01

1.5 Update date

2018-09

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Address:               
Email:datadelivery@chg.gov.ie
Date site proposed as SCI:1997-11
Date site confirmed as SCI: No data
Date site designated as SAC: No data
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-8.965119
Latitude:52.927385

2.2 Area [ha]

877.0417

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
IE02Southern and Eastern

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (0.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
3150  info      114.6  0.00 
6430  info      8.77  0.00 
8240  info      78.97  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA052Anas crecca    80  80     
BA050Anas penelope    130  130     
BA061Aythya fuligula    169  169     
BA038Cygnus cygnus    70     
BA125Fulica atra    152  152     
M1355Lutra lutra           
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    400  400     
BA142Vanellus vanellus    350  350     
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Agonium lugens                   
Anasimyia transfuga                   
Dyschirius luedersi                   
Erinaceus europaeus                   
Erinaceus europaeus                   
Geomyza majuscula                   
Lepus timidus hibernicus                   
Lepus timidus hibernicus                   
Lepus timidus hibernicus                   
Martes martes                   
Meles meles                   
Mustela erminea hibernica                   
Mustela erminea hibernica                   
Rana temporaria                   
Rana temporaria                   
Triturus vulgaris                   
Xylota tarda                   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0616.00
N077.00
N0817.00
N093.00
N141.00
N1629.00
N1917.00
N229.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Dromore Lough and surrounding woodland is situated on the southern edge of the Clare limestone. It is a continuation of the Burren landscape although at a lower elevation. The natural vegetation is Corylus avellana and Fraxinus excelsior wood but this has been interplanted with exotic conifers. There are small areas of limestone pavement and a series of naturally eutrophic lakes with extensive marginal grasslands, fen and scrub. An outbuilding at Dromore House provides a summer breeding site for Rhinolophus hipposideros. The site plays host to an important invertebrate fauna and provides ideal habitat for Martes martes and Meles meles both Red Data Book species.

4.2 Quality and importance

The great value of this area lies in the mosaic of vegetation types: scrub, limestone pavement, lakes, lake shore communities, reed beds and grassland. Between them there is a great wealth of plants and a variety of habitats for animals. 9% of the site consists of the Annex I priority habitat limestone pavement, with 13% cover for naturally eutrophic lakes, also Annex I. Eutrophic tall herb vegetation is also represented. Lutra lutra (Annex II) and Martes martes (Red Data Book) are both recorded within this site. The population of Rhinolophus hipposideros is of International Importance and one of the largest breeding sites in the country. Wintering waterfowl populations are of local importance.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA04i
LA04i
MA08o
MA10i
LA10i
HA10.01i
HA10.02i
MBi
MD01i
LD01.02i
ME01.03o
ME03.01i
ME03.03i
LF02.03i
MF03.01b
MG01.02i
LG01.03i
LG03i
LG05i
HJ02i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LA04i
MA04o
MBi
MB01.01i
ME01.03o
HE06.02i
HF03.02.04i
LG03i
LG05i

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.5 Documentation

Cross, J.R. (1975). Preliminary Conservation Report on Dromore Property, Ennis Forest. Forest and Wildlife Service. Curtis, T.G.F. and McGough H.N. (1981). A Survey of the Wetlands of the Fergus Catchment and Adjoining Areas. Internal report to National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Dunne, J. et al. (1999). The Dromore Bat Reserve: Background and Current Situation: Proceedings of the 2nd Irish Bat Conference. Heuff, H. (1984). The Vegetation of Irish Lakes. Internal Report to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Keane, S. and Rule, M. (1993). NHA Internal Report to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. O' Sullivan, P. (1994). Bats in Ireland, Irish Naturalists' Journal Special Zoological Supplement. Sheppard, R. (1993). Ireland's Wetland Wealth. Irish Wildbird Conservancy, Dublin.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
IE0142.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IE01Dromore Nature Reserve+42.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Dromore Nature Reserve+42.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:IE.NPWS.PS.NATURA2000.SAC.IE0000032
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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