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

UK0012863

1.3 Site name

Trotternish Ridge

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-06

1.5 Update date

2015-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Address:               
Email:
Date site proposed as SCI:1995-06
Date site confirmed as SCI:2004-12
Date site designated as SAC:2005-03
National legal reference of SAC designation:Regulations 8 and 11-15 of The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Regulations 1994 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/2716/contents/made).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-6.233333
Latitude:57.566667

2.2 Area [ha]

3172.0200

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (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
3130  info      0.95  0.00  G        
3160  info      0.95  0.00  G        
4010  info      0.95  0.00  G        
4030  info      425.05  0.00  G  
6150  info      91.99  0.00  G  
6170  info      44.41  0.00  G  
6230  info  X     1046.77  0.00  G  
6430  info      19.03  0.00  G  
7130  info      697.84  0.00  G        
7140  info      0.95  0.00  G        
7240  info  X     44.41  0.00  G  
8110  info      0.95  0.00  G        
8120  info      31.72  0.00  M  
8210  info      12.69  0.00  G  
8220  info      0.95  0.00  G        
  • 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.
M1355Lutra lutra                 
F1106Salmo salar                 
  • 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
N061.00
N0720.00
N086.00
N0950.00
N1013.00
N115.00
N225.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

1 Terrestrial: Soil & Geology: peat,sedimentary,igneous,basic,basalt,acidic 2 Terrestrial: Geomorphology and landscape: escarpment,crags/ledges,slope,upland

4.2 Quality and importance

European dry heaths for which the area is considered to support a significant presence. Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands for which the area is considered to support a significant presence. Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands for which the area is considered to support a significant presence. which is considered to be rare as its total extent in the United Kingdom is estimated to be less than 1000 hectares. Species-rich Nardus grassland, on siliceous substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in continental Europe) for which this is considered to be one of the best areas in the United Kingdom. Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) for which this is considered to be one of the best areas in the United Kingdom. which is considered to be rare as its total extent in the United Kingdom is estimated to be less than 1000 hectares. Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation for which this is considered to be one of the best areas in the United Kingdom. which is considered to be rare as its total extent in the United Kingdom is estimated to be less than 1000 hectares. Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae for which the area is considered to support a significant presence. which is considered to be rare as its total extent in the United Kingdom is estimated to be less than 1000 hectares. Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels for which the area is considered to support a significant presence. which is considered to be rare as its total extent in the United Kingdom is estimated to be less than 1000 hectares.

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]
HA04I
MB01I
MC03B
LD01B
HF03I
MG01I
HH04B
MI01B
MI02B
HJ01I
MK02I
HK04I
MM01B
MM02B
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

4.5 Documentation

Conservation Objectives - the Scottish Natural Heritage 'site link' below provides access to the Conservation Objectives for this site. See also the 'UK Approach' document for more information (link via the JNCC website).
http://gateway.snh.gov.uk/sitelink/documentview.jsp?p_pa_code=8400&p_Doc_Type_ID=29
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/Natura2000_StandardDataForm_UKApproach_Dec2015.pdf

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
UK04100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Scottish Natural Heritage
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

For available information, including on Conservation Objectives, see Section 4.5.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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