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

IE0002185

1.3 Site name

Slieve Mish Mountains SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1999-03

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:2002-01
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:-9.810400
Latitude:52.202800

2.2 Area [ha]

9787.4943

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
4010  info      1958.35  0.00 
4030  info      3329.2  0.00 
4060  info      685.42  0.00 
8110  info      80  0.00 
8210  info      2.4  0.00 
8220  info      97.92  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.
BA103Falco peregrinus       
  • 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
Sibthorpia europaea                   
Stachys officinalis                   
  • 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
N061.00
N076.00
N0861.00
N1022.00
N161.00
N229.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The Slieve Mish Mountain Range dominates and forms the backbone of the eastern reaches of the Dingle peninsula from the outskirts of Tralee town in the east to the village of Annascaul in the west. This mountain range is composed of a ridge of predominantly Old Red Sandstone of the main series, which abuts the Dingle Beds' sandstones in the north west. Silurian and Ordovician rocks form a high ridge to the north east of Inch and the mountains are flanked by Lower Avonian Shales and the Kiltorcan Beds (of Old Red Sandstone) to the north, east and South. The site is intersected particularly on its northern flank by several steep sided glaciated river valleys e.g.Derrymore Glen, the head of which features a classical corrie lake which is surrounded by steep cliffs. Steep cliffs and high rocky ridges are features of the site above 650m e.g. the Caherconree, Baurtregaum, Gormagh ridge. Baurtregaum is the highest peak within the site at 851m. The dominant habitats of this site are wet heath/dry heath/acid grass-heath mosaics on the lower slopes of the mountains, dry heaths and upland acid-grasslands on the steeper slopes and alpine heath/scree/dry heath mosaics on the higher mountain ridges and plateaus above 650m. Low plateaus (in the eastern portion of the site, to the north of Knockawaddra) and etch plains (to the north west of the site, i.e. south west of Camp Village) are dominated by mosaics of wet heath and blanket bog. Other habitats of importance but which cover very small areas within the site include upland oligotrophic lakes, cliffs and deciduous woodland.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site contains a number of habitats which are listed in the EU Habitats Directive. Over-grazing is widespread, and has contributed to the degradation of much of the wet heat, oligotrophic lakes and blanket bog. However, extensive areas of dry heath of reasonable quality remain within the site, along with alpine/sub-alpine heath on the highest ridges. The cliff vegetation is of good quality and is unaffected by the grazing. The site contains an important population of the Annex II fern, Trichomanes speciosum. One bird species listed in Annex I of the EU Birds Directive also occurs within the site, namely: Falco peregrinus. Two Irish Red Data Book plants also occur, namely: Sibthorpia europaea and Stachys officinalis.

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]
HA04o
HA04i
LA08o
MA10o
LC01.01.01o
MC01.03i
MC01.03o
LE01.03o
LG04.01i
MJ01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA04o
LA08o
MA10o
LC01.01.01o
MC01.03o
LE01.03o
LG04.01i

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

Atlas 2000 - BSBI field cards from 1984 to 1998. Berrow, S.D., Mackie, K.L., O' Sullivan, O.L Shepherd, K.B., Mellon, C. & Coveney, J.A. (1993). The second International Chough Survey in Ireland, 1992. Irish Birds 5: 1-10. Curtis, T.G.F. & McGough, H.N. (1988). The Irish Red Data Book: 1 Vascular Plants. Wildlife Service, Dublin. Goodwillie, R. (1972). A preliminary report on areas of ecological and geological interest in Co. Kerry. An Foras Forbartha, Dublin. Hart, H.C. (1882). Notes on Mountain Plants in Kerry. Journal of Botany 20: 174-176. Ní Dhúill, E., Smyth, N., Waldren, S. & Lynn, D. (2015). Monitoring methods for the Killarney Fern (Trichomanes speciosum Willd.) in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 82. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland. Scully, R.W. (1916). Flora of County Kerry. Hodges, Figgis & Co. Dublin. Scully, R.W. (1889). Further Notes on the Kerry Flora. Journal of Botany. 27: 85-92. Stewart, N. (c1993). Bryophyte Report. Unpublished report to NPWS, Dublin. Webb, D.A., Parnell, J. & Doogue, D. (1996). An Irish Flora. Dundalgan Press, Dundalk. Whilde, A. (1993). Threatened mammals, birds, amphibians and fish in Ireland. Irish Red Data Book 2: Vertebrates. HMSO, Belfast.

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.IE0002185
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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