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

IE0000252

1.3 Site name

Coole-Garryland Complex 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:-8.851900
Latitude:53.087000

2.2 Area [ha]

1119.9322

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
IE01Border, Midland and Western

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      56.02  0.00 
3180  info      425.76  0.00 
3270  info      22.41  0.00 
5130  info      11.2  0.00 
6210  info  X     11.2  0.00 
8240  info      56.02  0.00 
91J0  info  X     0.73  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.
BA056Anas clypeata    24  24     
BA052Anas crecca    406  406     
BA050Anas penelope    1044  1044     
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    330  330     
BA059Aythya ferina    176  176     
BA149Calidris alpina    166  166     
BA037Cygnus columbianus bewickii    79  79     
BA038Cygnus cygnus    324  324     
BA160Numenius arquata    188  188     
BA142Vanellus vanellus    743  743     
BA142Vanellus vanellus    19   
  • 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
Acupallpus consputus                     
Agonum livens                     
Badister meridionalis                     
Clusiodes caledonicus                     
Filipendula vulgaris                     
Limosella aquatica                     
Martes martes                     
Parchygaster minutissima                     
Pelophia borealis                     
  • 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
N0643.00
N071.00
N0815.00
N093.00
N141.00
N1618.00
N1915.00
N223.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

This is a large site situated in a low lying karstic limestone area. It contains a series of seasonal lakes (Turloughs) fed by springs and a partly subterranean river surrounded by woodland, pasture and limestone heath. The turlough plays host to two nationally rare species Limosella aquatica and Filipendula vulgaris. The juxtaposition between woodland and turlough provides ideal habitat for several important invertebrate faunal communities. The Red Data Book species Martes martes occurs within the site.

4.2 Quality and importance

This is considered to be the most important turlough complex in the country and therefore in Europe. It contains many rare species and communities associated with turloughs and the unusual turlough/woodland transition. Also present is the Annex II species Lutra lutra. Contains only documented example of Chenopodietum rubri of submountainous river. Has important wintering waterfowl populations, notably Cygnus cygnus in internationally important numbers and Cygnus columbianus and Anas penelope in nationally important numbers. Has breeding Vanellus vanellus.

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]
MA04.01.01i
MA04.01.02i
HA08i
LA10.01i
LC01.01i
LC03.03b
MD01.02o
ME03.01b
LE03.03b
LH01.08b
LH02.06b
MI01i
LJ01.01i
HJ02.01i
MJ02.01.03b
LJ02.04.01b
HJ02.05b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MB02.02i
HE06.02i

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. & McGough H.N. (1988). The Irish Red Data Book. Stationery Office, Dublin. Goodwillie, R. (1992). Turloughs Over 10ha: Vegetation Survey and Evaluation. A report for the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Office of Public Works (Unpublished). Sheppard, R. (1993). Irelands' Wetland Wealth. Irish Wildbird Conservancy, Dublin. Louman, E. (1984). The vegetation of the Coole turlough area. Unpublished Report Universitat van Amsterdam. Southern Water Global and Jennings O'Donovan & Partners (1998). South Galway Flood Study Final Report (Vol 1.-111.). Prepared for Office of Public Works, Dublin.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
IE0243.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve+43.00
Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve+43.00
IE02Coole-Garyland Nature Reserve+43.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve+43.00
Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve+43.00
Coole-Garyland Nature Reserve+43.00

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.IE0000252
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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