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

IE0000332

1.3 Site name

Akeragh, Banna and Barrow Harbour SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1999-07

1.5 Update date

2018-09

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Address:               
Email:datadelivery@chg.gov.ie

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2002-01
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC: No information provided
National legal reference of SAC designation: No information provided

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-9.845266
Latitude:52.320157

2.2 Area [ha]

1199.2536

2.3 Marine area [%]

61.3470

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
IE02Southern and Eastern

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (0.00 %)

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
1210  info      0.4873  0.00 
1310  info      24.08  0.00 
1330  info      24.08  0.00 
1410  info      24.08  0.00 
2110  info      2.3814  0.00 
2120  info      5.9082  0.00 
2130  info      155.834  0.00 
2190  info      5.6583  0.00 
4030  info      48.16  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.
BA052Anas crecca    721  721   
BA050Anas penelope    295  295   
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    140  140   
BA169Arenaria interpres    60  60   
BA046Branta bernicla    360  360   
BA144Calidris alba    280  280   
BA149Calidris alpina    830  830   
BA137Charadrius hiaticula    130  130   
BA130Haematopus ostralegus    43  43   
BA157Limosa lapponica    345  345   
BA070Mergus merganser    26  26   
BA160Numenius arquata    425  425   
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    1060  1060   
BA141Pluvialis squatarola    62  62   
BA048Tadorna tadorna    70  70   
BA164Tringa nebularia    11  11   
BA162Tringa totanus    240  240   
BA142Vanellus vanellus    1930  1930   
  • 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
Campsicnemus armatus                     
Chorthippus albomarginatus                     
Cillenus lateralis                     
Dolichopus discifer                     
Dolichopus sabinus                     
Dyschirius impunctipennis                     
Muscidideicus praetexatus                     
Phthiria pulicaria                     
  • 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
N0242.00
N034.00
N0433.00
N055.00
N061.00
N071.00
N084.00
N093.00
N106.00
N221.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site covers a 10 km stretch of coast running southwards from Ballyheigue to Fenit, Co. Kerry. A good diversity of coastal habitats occur, including rocky shore, shingle and sandy beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes, intertidal sand and mud flats, dry heath and dry grassland, wet grassland and reed beds. Akeragh Lough, formerly a brackish lagoon, has silted up since the 1970s and is now mostly wet grassland and swamp vegetation. The underlying geology is limestone and as a result the sandy soil is calcareous in nature and has a high shell fragment content. Recreation and grazing (cattle and rabbits) are the primary landuses.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is of importance mainly for the diversity of sand dune and salt marsh habitats. Of particular note are the fixed dunes which are substantial in area and of good quality in the southern part of site. There is an interesting transition through a series of dune communities, including humid dune slacks, to salt marsh communities at Carrahane Strand. The site supports important concentrations of wintering waterfowl, including Pluvialis apricaria and Limosa lapponica, both listed on Annex I of the EU Birds Directive. The sand flats, salt marsh and dunes support important invertebrate communities including nationally threatened species.

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]
MA04i
MA04o
MC01.01.02i
HG01.02i
HG01.02o
HG02.01o
HG02.08o
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA04o
HG02.01o

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)


No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

Colhoun, K. (1998). I-WeBS Report 1996-97. BirdWatch Ireland, Dublin. Curtis, T.G.F. (1991a). A site inventory of the sandy coasts of Ireland. In Quigley, M.B. (ed.) A Guide to the Sand Dunes of Ireland. E.U.C.C., Dublin. Curtis, T.G.F. (1991b). The flora and vegetation of sand dunes in Ireland. In Quigley, M.B. (ed.) A Guide to the Sand Dunes of Ireland. E.U.C.C., Dublin. Curtis, T.G.F. and Sheehy Skeffington, M.J. (1998). The salt marshes of Ireland: an inventory and account of their geographical variation. Biology and the Environment, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 98B: 87-104. Doyle, G.J. (1993). Cuscuta epithymum (L.) (Convolvulaceae), its hosts and associated vegetation in a limestone pavement habitat in the Burren lowlands in County Clare (H9), western Ireland. Biology and the Environment, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 93B: 61-67. Goodwillie, R. (1976). A Preliminary Report on Areas of Scientific Interest in County Kerry. An Foras Forbartha, Dublin.Hutchinson, C. (1979). Ireland's Wetlands and their Birds. Irish Wildbird Conservancy, Dublin.Praeger, R.L. (1934). The Botanist in Ireland. Hodges and Figgis, Dublin.Sheppard, R. (1993). Irelands Wetland Wealth. IWC, Dublin. Wymer, E.D. (1984). The phytosociology of Irish Saltmarsh Vegetation. M.Sc. thesis. National University of Ireland. Wyse Jackson, M.B. and Wyse Jackson, P.S. (1994). Report of field meeting to north and south Kerry (v.cc. H1 & H2). 31st July - 1st August. BSBI News 65: 59-60.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:


No information provided

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)


No information provided

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:IE.NPWS.PS.NATURA2000.SAC.IE0000332
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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