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

A

1.2 Site code

LTPALB002

1.3 Site name

Klaipėdos–Ventspilio plynaukštė

1.4 First Compilation date

2015-04

1.5 Update date

2015-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
Address:               
Email:info@am.lt

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2015-04
National legal reference of SPA designationhttps://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/8143e1e026d411e5bf92d6af3f6a2e8b

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:20.682600
Latitude:55.937900

2.2 Area [ha]

31949.3000

2.3 Marine area [%]

100.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
LT00Lietuva

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Boreal (100.00 %)

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
1170  info      6625.3  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.
BA200Alca torda    70  100   
BA064Clangula hyemalis    2000  7400   
BA001Gavia stellata    20  50   
BA066Melanitta fusca    10000  28700   
BA199Uria aalge    50  100   
  • 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
  • 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
N01100.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Marine site belongs to Klaipėda – Ventspils plateau and partly located in the offshore zone (outside territorial waters) of the exposed south-eastern Baltic Sea waters below the photic zone (absence of phytobenthos). Due to greater depths the seabed is relatively less affected by waves compared to the coastal waters.

4.2 Quality and importance

Offshore boulder reefs remain representative site for mussel beds, which got extinct in the coastal waters after the round goby invasion. Dense mussel colonies support high biodiversity of local benthic invertebrate community. Field data suggest strong links between high concentrations of the Long-Tailed ducks (Clangula hyemalis) and distribution of shallow reefs. The sandy slopes adjacent to the reefs support significantly higher densities of Velvet Scoters (Melanitta fusca).

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]
MC03.03o
HD03.02i
HF02.01.02i
MF02.02.01i
HH03.01o
LI01i
MK02.03b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

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

4.4 Ownership (optional)

Type[%]
PublicNational/Federal100
State/Province0
Local/Municipal0
Any Public0
Joint or Co-Ownership0
Private0
Unknown0
sum100

4.5 Documentation

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/0ae3a3e0ee2c11e4927fda1d051299fb

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
LT06100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

National protected area „Klaipėda-Ventspilis Plateau Biosphere Polygon“, designated by the order of the Minister of Environment (No. D1-333; 23 April 2015) for the protection of habitat type of EU importance - reefs (1170); place of Velvet Scooters regular agregations and Long-tailed ducks and Razorbills wintering and migrating populations.

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:State Service for Protected Areas under the Ministry of Environment
Address:
Email:vstt@vstt.lt

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

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