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

Back to top

1.1 Type

A

1.2 Site code

UK9002011

1.3 Site name

Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field

1.4 First Compilation date

1994-03

1.5 Update date

2015-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Address:               
Email:

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:1994-03
National legal reference of SPA designationRegulations 9A and 11-15 of The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/2716/contents/made) as amended by the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2011/155/contents/made).

2. SITE LOCATION

Back to top

2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-0.901389
Latitude:60.828333

2.2 Area [ha]

6832.3600

2.3 Marine area [%]

75.9000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Back to top

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.
BA175Catharacta skua    788  788         
BA204Fratercula arctica    55000  55000         
BA009Fulmarus glacialis    19539  19539         
BA001Gavia stellata    26  26         
BA016Morus bassanus    16400  16400         
BA018Phalacrocorax aristotelis    450  450         
BA188Rissa tridactyla    922  922         
BA199Uria aalge    25000  25000         
  • 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
SBA Seabird assemblage    157500  157500             
  • 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

Back to top

4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0175.70
N051.20
N060.50
N0715.80
N082.40
N092.40
N102.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

1 Terrestrial: Soil & Geology: clay,granite,acidic,peat,metamorphic,nutrient-poor,granite,nutrient-poor,peat,igneous,acidic,metamorphic 2 Terrestrial: Geomorphology and landscape: crags/ledges,upland,coastal,upland,hilly,coastal,crags/ledges 3 Marine: Geology: cobble,metamorphic,boulder,gravel 4 Marine: Geomorphology: cliffs,open coast (including bay),islands,geos (rocky inlets),geos (rocky inlets),cliffs,open coast (including bay)

4.2 Quality and importance

ARTICLE 4.1 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) During the breeding season the area regularly supports: Gavia stellata (North-western Europe - wintering) 3% of the GB breeding population 1994 - 1999 ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) During the breeding season the area regularly supports: Catharacta skua (World) 6% of the breeding population in 1997 Fratercula arctica 3% of the breeding population 1999 Morus bassanus 6% of the breeding population 1999 ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC): AN INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTANT ASSEMBLAGE OF BIRDS During the breeding season the area regularly supports: 157500 seabirds(5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96) Including: Uria aalge , Fratercula arctica, Fulmarus glacialis , Morus bassanus, Phalacrocorax aristotelis , Catharacta skua , Rissa tridactyla ,

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]
MC03B
HF02I
MF03I
LH03B
HI01B
HJ03B
LK03I
MM02B
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA04I

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=8512&p_Doc_Type_ID=29
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/Natura2000_StandardDataForm_UKApproach_Dec2015.pdf

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

Back to top

5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
UK0114.40
UK0424.60

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

Back to top

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

Back to top No data

SITE DISPLAY