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

IE0000412

1.3 Site name

Slieve Bloom Mountains SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-08

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:1998-05
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:-7.592531
Latitude:53.075986

2.2 Area [ha]

4877.0793

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
IE01Border, Midland and Western

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
4010  info      243.96  0.00 
7130  info  X     3269.06  0.00 
91E0  info      48.79  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.
BA082Circus cyaneus     
BA103Falco peregrinus     
  • 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)


No information provided

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N061.00
N0769.00
N0822.00
N102.00
N142.00
N161.00
N202.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

An isolated, inland mountain range, composed of Old Red Sandstone, forming an elongated ridge extending for 25km in a North-east/South-west direction, supporting extensive mountain blanket bog development. Site includes the headwaters of several river systems, including the river Barrow. Surrounding lands are extensively afforested with conifer monocultures.

4.2 Quality and importance

One of the best and least disturbed mountain blanket bogs in Ireland, representing an important biogeographical link in the east/west gradient of bog variation. Contains transitional elements between raised and blanket bogs, notably Andromeda polifolia and Vaccinium oxycoccus, and includes extensive heaths and headwater streams. Wet heath is well represented within the site. Alluvial woodland occurs within the Camcor River valley - this is of variable quality due to afforestation but quality will be improved with sensitive management by the forestry agency. The Slieve Blooms is a stronghold for breeding Circus cyaneus.

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]
MA04.03i
HB02o
LC01o
LG01.02i
LG01.03.02b
MG05.01i
LH05.01i
HI01i
MJ01.01i
HJ02.15i
HK02.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HB02.02i

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)

Douglas, C. (1993). Survey Of Glenletter Bog. Unpublished report to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin.Feehan, J. (1979). The Landscape of Slieve Bloom. Blackwater, Dublin.Heuff, H. (1986). The Vegetation of Irish Rivers. Unpublished report to the Wildlfie Service, Dublin.Mooney, E.P., Goodwillie, R.N. and Douglas, C. (1991). Survey of Mountain Blanket Bogs of Scientific Interest. Unpublished draft report to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin.Norris, D.W., Marsh, J., McMahon, D. and Oliver, G.A. (2002). A national survey of breeding Hen Harriers Circus cyaneus in Ireland 1998-2000. Irish Birds 7: 1-10.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]
IE0154.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve*54.00
Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve*54.00
IE01Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve*54.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve*54.00
Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve*54.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)


No information provided

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.IE0000412
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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