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

IE0000516

1.3 Site name

Lackan Saltmarsh and Kilcummin Head SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1999-07

1.5 Update date

2019-09

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:1999-07
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2018-05
National legal reference of SAC designation:290/2018

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-9.242786
Latitude:54.276863

2.2 Area [ha]

538.0085

2.3 Marine area [%]

55.0530

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
1310  info      10.8  0.00 
1330  info      59.4  0.00 
1410  info      59.4  0.00 
2120  info      10.8  0.00 
2130  info      113.41  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.
BA050Anas penelope    26  26   
BA149Calidris alpina    134  134   
BA137Charadrius hiaticula    28  28   
BA130Haematopus ostralegus    28  28   
BA160Numenius arquata    56  56   
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    85  85   
BA141Pluvialis squatarola    18  18   
BA142Vanellus vanellus    61  61   
  • 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
N0126.00
N0220.00
N0322.00
N0429.00
N053.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Situated on the north-western part of Killala Bay on the north coast of Co. Mayo, this funnel-shaped site displays fine examples of coastal habitats from open sea to salt marsh. The underlying geology is predominantly carboniferous, mainly limestone. The Cloonalaghan River flows through the site to the sea. The outer part of the site is dominated by a dune system and a sandy beach. Behind the dunes, there are sheltered intertidal sand flats which in turn are backed by extensive salt marsh. A shallow area of open sea and some rocky shore and low cliffs are included in the site. Grazing is the main landuse and the dune and beach area are popular for recreational activities.

4.2 Quality and importance

Site is of importance mainly for dune and salt marsh habitats. The dune system is extensive in area and dominated by fixed dunes. These dunes are largely intact and support a species-rich vegetation that reflects the calcareous nature of the site. Bryophyte and lichen communities are well represented. The salt marsh is representative of both the Atlantic and Mediterranean types and is extensive in area and of good quality. Site supports low numbers of wintering waterfowl (part of Killala Bay population), including Pluvialis apricaria. An important site for the north-west region.

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]
HC01.01.02i
HG01.03i
HK01.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MJ02.04i

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)

Couhoun, 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. (1978). A preliminary report on areas of scientific interest in County Mayo. An Foras Forbartha, Dublin.Lloyd, C. (1982). Inventory of seabird breeding colonies in Republic of Ireland, Unpublished report, Forestry and Wildlife Service, Dublin.Sheppard, R. (1993). Irelands Wetland Wealth. IWC, Dublin.

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.IE0000516
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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