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

IE0000610

1.3 Site name

Lough Croan Turlough 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:1997-11
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2017-10
National legal reference of SAC designation:449/2017

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-8.181163
Latitude:53.494490

2.2 Area [ha]

155.6220

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
3180  info      106.2  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.
BA054Anas acuta    17  17   
BA056Anas clypeata    154  154   
BA052Anas crecca    473  473   
BA050Anas penelope    483  483   
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    32  32   
BA053Anas platyrhynchos          DD 
BA395Anser albifrons flavirostris    150  300   
BA059Aythya ferina          DD 
BA038Cygnus cygnus    11  11   
BA125Fulica atra    42  42   
BA153Gallinago gallinago          DD 
BA179Larus ridibundus    500  500   
BA160Numenius arquata    103  103   
BA160Numenius arquata          DD 
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    1000  3000   
BA142Vanellus vanellus    445  445   
BA142Vanellus vanellus          DD 
  • 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
Rana temporaria                   
Rana temporaria                   
Rorippa islandica                   
  • 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
N0665.00
N106.00
N1429.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Loagh Croan lies in a flattish area of glacial till without limestone outcrops. It is split into two main parts - the east functions as a typical turlough with a wet, reedy centre. The west is a fen, floating in places, which also floods in winter. In between there is undulating ground. Both basins retain some water all year round but there is little overground inflow. The vegetation is eutrophic for the most part.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is a diverse wetland with fen, reedswamp and turlough communities in juxtaposition. While it all floods at times it seems drier now than it would naturally be. It still contains a large flora which includes Rorippa islandica - a turlough speciality. The wintering waterfowl numbers are moderate and the site is especially useful to dabbling duck. Also has breeding wildfowl, including Anas clybeata and Aythya-ferina, both Red Data Book 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]
LA05.02i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA04i
LF03.02.04i

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)

Goodwillie, R. and Fahy, E. (1974). A Preliminary Report on Areas of Scientific Interest in Co. Roscommon. Unpublished report to Roscommon County Council. An Foras Forbartha.Hutchinson, C. (1979). Ireland's Wetlands and their Birds. Irish Wildbird Conservancy, Dublin.Goodwillie, R.N. (1992). Turloughs over 10ha - Vegetation Survey and Evaluation. Unpublished report to National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin.Sheppard, R. (1993). Ireland's Wetland Wealth. Irish Wildbird Conservancy, Dublin.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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

Code Cover [%]
IE0563.00

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

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IE05Lough Croan Wildfowl Sanctuary*63.00

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.IE0000610
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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