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

IE0000054

1.3 Site name

Moneen Mountain 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:1998-05
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:-9.130409
Latitude:53.060118

2.2 Area [ha]

6104.8166

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
3180  info      61.07  0.00 
4060  info      549.67  0.00 
5130  info      122.15  0.00 
6210  info  X     732.89  0.00 
7220  info      61.07  0.00 
8240  info      4030.91  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.
I1065Euphydryas aurinia           
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    60  60     
  • 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
Martes martes                   
Martes martes                   
Meles meles                   
Meles meles                   
Pyrola media                   
  • 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
N062.00
N0828.00
N0924.00
N141.00
N161.00
N2243.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

This is a large composite site situated in north County Clare. The Carboniferous limestone rises into a series of rounded hills intersected by deep and often steep valleys to the north of the site before levelling out towards the south. The site encompasses a complete range of inland Burren habitats from open limestone pavement and its associated grasslands and heath to dense Corylus avellana scrub and patches of Fraxinus excelsior woodland. A small turlough is contained within the site.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site contains four priority Annex I habitats. The overall quality of the site is further emphasised by the diverse range and continuous nature of high quality limestone habitats present over such a large area. Another important feature is the presence of Pyrola media a Red Data Book species confined to upland heaths. Also noteworthy is the presence of Meles meles and Martes martes both Red Data Book vertebrates. A summer colony of Rhinolophus hipposideros (>60i) occurs within the site. The site supports populations of Euphydryas aurinia.

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]
HA04.03i
MA08i
LD01.01i
LE04.01i
HK02.01i
MK02.02i
HK02.02i
MK04.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA04.02.01i
HA05.02i
HA10.01i
HD01.01i

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

Curtis, T.G.F. and McGough, H.N. (1988). The Irish Red Data Book. 1 Vascular Plants. The Stationery Office, Dublin. Doyle, G.J. (1982). Minuarto-Thlaspietum Alpestris (Violetea Calaminariae) in Ireland. J. Life Sci. R.D.S. 3: 143-146. Healy, B., Oliver, G., Hatch, P. and Good, J. (1997). Coastal Lagoons in the Republic of Ireland. Vol. II. Inventory of Lagoons and Saline Lakes. Unpublished report prepared for the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Keane, S. and Rule, M. (1993). Unpublished NHA Report to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Lavery, T.A. (1993). A review of the distribution, ecology and status of the marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia Rottenburg, 1775 (Lepidotera: Nymphalidae) in Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 24: 192-199. McGough, H.N. (1984). A Report On The Grasslands And Closely Related Vegetation Types Of The Burren Region Of Western Ireland. Unpublished report to the Forest and Wildlife Service, Dublin. McGuire, C. (1998). Survey of Lesser Horseshoe Bats Rhinolophus hipposideros (Bechstein) and other bat species in north Co. Clare, Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 26: 43 - 50. Ó Críodáin, C. (1992). Conservation Of Grassland Sites Of Scientific Interest In Ireland. A Preliminary Report. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. O'Sullivan, P. (1994). Bats in Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal, Special Zoological Supplement. 21pp. van Swaay, C.A.M. and Warren, M.S. (eds.) (2003). Prime Butterfly Areas in Europe - Priority Sites for Conservation. National Reference Centre for Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Fisheries, the Netherlands. Webb, D.A. and Scannell, M.J.P. (1983). Flora of Connemara and The Burren. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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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.IE0000054
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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