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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

UK9020294

1.3 Site name

Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl

1.4 First Compilation date

2010-08

1.5 Update date

2017-11

1.6 Respondent:

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

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2010-08
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:-3.422000
Latitude:53.610000

2.2 Area [ha]

252757.7300

2.3 Marine area [%]

96.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
UKD5Merseyside
UKL1West Wales and The Valleys

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.
BA001Gavia stellata    1171  1171       
BA177Larus minutus    319  319         
BA065Melanitta nigra    56679  56679       
BA195Sterna albifrons    260  260       
BA193Sterna hirundo    360  360       
  • 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
WATRWaterbird assemblage    69687  69687             
  • 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
N0196.00
N024.00
N0196.00
N024.00
N0196.00
N024.00

Total Habitat Cover

300

Other Site Characteristics

3 Marine: Geology: sandstone/mudstone,clay,mud,sedimentary,shingle,sand,sedimentary 4 Marine: Geomorphology: open coast (including bay),intertidal sediments (including sandflat/mudflat),sedimentary rocks,intertidal rock,glacial sediments,subtidal sediments (including sandbank/mudbank) Salinity: saline/euhaline

4.2 Quality and importance

ARTICLE 4.1 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) Over winter the area regularly supports: Gavia stellata (North-western Europe - wintering) 6.89% of the GB population (5 year peak mean 2004/05 - 2010/11, 1,171 individuals) Hydrocoloeus minutus (wintering) (5 year peak mean 2004/05 - 2010/11, 319 individuals) Sternula albifrons (breeding) 6.84% of the GB population 5 year mean 2010 - 2014, 130 pairs (Apparently Occupied Nests at Gronant Beach from Seabird Monitoring Programme database). These figures represent the current population at the site (SMP, pers. comm.). The ‘at classification’ population for little tern in The Dee Estuary SPA is 138 individuals (1995-1999). Sterna hirundo (breeding) 1.80% of the GB population 5 year mean 2011 - 2015, 180 pairs (Apparently Occupied Nests at Seaforth Nature Reserve from Seabird Monitoring Programme database). ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) Over winter the area regularly supports: Melanitta nigra (North-western Europe - wintering) 10.31% of the NW European population regularly occurring migrant (5 year mean of peaks 2004/05 - 2010/11, 56,679 individuals) ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) AN INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTANT ASSEMBLAGE OF BIRDS Over winter the area regularly supports: 69,687 waterbirds (5 year peak mean 2004/05 - 2010/11) Including: (over 1% GB or 2000 individuals) Gavia stellata , Melanitta nigra, Hydrocoloeus minutus, Mergus serrator, Phalacrocorax carbo; (less than 1% GB or less than 2000 Individuals) Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Larus canus, Somateria mollissima, Fulmarus glacialis, Larus marinus, Podiceps cristatus, Uria aalge, Morus bassanus, Fratercula arctica, Larus argentatus, Rissa tridactyla, Larus fuscus, Gavia immer, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Alca torda, 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]
MC01b
MC02b
HC03i
HD01b
HD02b
HD03b
LD04o
MF02i
MG01b
MH01b
MH03b
MI01b
HJ02b
MC01b
MC02b
HC03i
HD01b
HD02b
HD03b
LD04o
MF02i
MG01b
MH01b
MH03b
MI01b
HJ02b
MC01b
MC02b
HC03i
HD01b
HD02b
HD03b
LD04o
MF02i
MG01b
MH01b
MH03b
MI01b
HJ02b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HD05I
LG03o
HD05I
LG03o
HD05I
LG03o

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. Detailed information about this Natura 2000 site can be accessed via the Managament Plan link provided in Section 6.2. The Natural Resources Wales weblink below provides access to information on its designated sites. See also the 'UK Approach' document for more information (link via the JNCC website).
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1414
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6895
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
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/wildlife-and-biodiversity/find-protected-areas-of-land-and-seas/?lang=en

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
UK0089.00
UK0211.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Natural Resources Wales (inshore waters)
Address:
Email:
Organisation:Natural England (inshore waters)
Address:
Email:
Organisation:For information about relevant management for offshore waters please contact JNCC
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Conservation Advice for European Marine Sites
Link: http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/category/3212324

Name: Conservation Objectives for European Sites
Link: http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/category/6490068894089216

Name: Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl Special Protection Area
Link: https://naturalresources.wales/media/678824/liverpool-bay-bae-lerpwl-spa-conservation-advice.pdf

No, but in preparation
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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Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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