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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

UK9012031

1.3 Site name

Medway Estuary and Marshes

1.4 First Compilation date

1993-12

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:1993-12
National legal reference of SPA designationRegulations 12A and 13-15 of the Conservation Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/490/contents/made) as amended by The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/625/contents/made).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:0.677222
Latitude:51.400556

2.2 Area [ha]

4686.3200

2.3 Marine area [%]

69.1000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
UKJ4Kent

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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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.
BA054Anas acuta    697  697       
BA056Anas clypeata    76  76         
BA052Anas crecca    1824  1824         
BA050Anas penelope    4346  4346         
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    884  884         
BA169Arenaria interpres    561  561         
BA059Aythya ferina           
BA675Branta bernicla bernicla    3205  3205         
BA672Calidris alpina alpina    25936  25936         
BA143Calidris canutus    541  541         
BA137Charadrius hiaticula    768  768         
BA082Circus cyaneus               
BA037Cygnus columbianus bewickii    16  16         
BA098Falco columbarius               
BA001Gavia stellata                 
BA130Haematopus ostralegus    3672  3672         
BA616Limosa limosa islandica    957  957         
BA160Numenius arquata    1900  1900         
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo    231  231         
BA141Pluvialis squatarola    3406  3406         
BA005Podiceps cristatus    67  67         
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta    28  28         
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta    314  314         
BA195Sterna albifrons    28  28         
BA193Sterna hirundo    77  77         
BA048Tadorna tadorna    4465  4465         
BA164Tringa nebularia    10  10         
BA162Tringa totanus    3690  3690         
  • 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
BBA Breeding bird assemblage                     
WATRWaterbird assemblage    65496  65496             
  • 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
N0267.00
N0315.00
N061.00
N071.00
N091.00
N1015.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

1 Terrestrial: Soil & Geology: alluvium 2 Terrestrial: Geomorphology and landscape: floodplain,coastal 3 Marine: Geology: shingle,mud 4 Marine: Geomorphology: intertidal sediments (including sandflat/mudflat),estuary

4.2 Quality and importance

ARTICLE 4.1 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) During the breeding season the area regularly supports: Recurvirostra avosetta (Western Europe/Western Mediterranean - breeding) 6.2% of the GB breeding population 5 year mean, 1988-1992 Sterna albifrons (Eastern Atlantic - breeding) 1.2% of the GB breeding population 5 year mean, 1991-1995 Sterna hirundo (Northern/Eastern Europe - breeding) 0.6% of the GB breeding population Count,as at 1994 Over winter the area regularly supports: Cygnus columbianus bewickii (Western Siberia/North-eastern & North-western Europe) 0.2% of the GB population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Recurvirostra avosetta (Western Europe/Western Mediterranean - breeding) 24.7% of the GB population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) Over winter the area regularly supports: Anas acuta (North-western Europe) 1.2% of the population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Anas clypeata (North-western/Central Europe) 0.8% of the population in Great Britain 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Anas crecca (North-western Europe) 1.3% of the population in Great Britain 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Anas penelope (Western Siberia/North-western/North-eastern Europe) 1.6% of the population in Great Britain 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Arenaria interpres (Western Palearctic - wintering) 0.9% of the population in Great Britain 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Branta bernicla bernicla (Western Siberia/Western Europe) 1.1% of the population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Calidris alpina alpina (Northern Siberia/Europe/Western Africa) 1.9% of the population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Calidris canutus (North-eastern Canada/Greenland/Iceland/North-western Europe) 0.2% of the population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Charadrius hiaticula (Europe/Northern Africa - wintering) 1.6% of the population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Haematopus ostralegus (Europe & Northern/Western Africa) 1% of the population in Great Britain 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Limosa limosa islandica (Iceland - breeding) 12.9% of the population in Great Britain 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Numenius arquata (Europe - breeding) 1.7% of the population in Great Britain 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Pluvialis squatarola (Eastern Atlantic - wintering) 2% of the population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Tadorna tadorna (North-western Europe) 1.5% of the population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 Tringa nebularia (Europe/Western Africa) 2.6% of the population in Great Britain No count period specified. Tringa totanus (Eastern Atlantic - wintering) 2.1% of the population 5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96 ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC): AN INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTANT ASSEMBLAGE OF BIRDS Over winter the area regularly supports: 65496 waterfowl (5 year peak mean 1991/92-1995/96) Including: Gavia stellata , Podiceps cristatus , Phalacrocorax carbo , Cygnus columbianus bewickii , Branta bernicla bernicla , Tadorna tadorna , Anas penelope , Anas crecca , Anas platyrhynchos , Anas acuta , Anas clypeata , Aythya ferina , Haematopus ostralegus , Recurvirostra avosetta , Charadrius hiaticula , Pluvialis squatarola , Vanellus vanellus , Calidris canutus , Calidris alpina alpina , Limosa limosa islandica , Numenius arquata , Tringa totanus , Tringa nebularia , Arenaria interpres

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]
HG01I
HI01B
HM01B
HM02B
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA02I
HA06I
HD05I

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 Natural England links below provide access to the Conservation Objectives (and other site-related information) for its terrestrial and inshore Natura 2000 sites, including conservation advice packages and supporting documents for European Marine Sites within English waters and for cross-border sites. See also the 'UK Approach' document for more information (link via the JNCC website).
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/Natura2000_StandardDataForm_UKApproach_Dec2015.pdf
http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/category/3212324
http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/category/6490068894089216

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:Natural England
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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