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

IE0000611

1.3 Site name

Lough Funshinagh SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-09

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:1997-11
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2019-05
National legal reference of SAC designation:211/2019

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-8.102579
Latitude:53.512347

2.2 Area [ha]

430.5182

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      378.3  0.00 
3270  info      33  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.
BA056Anas clypeata          DD 
BA056Anas clypeata    100  100 
BA056Anas clypeata    17  17   
BA056Anas clypeata    100  100   
BA052Anas crecca          DD 
BA052Anas crecca    263  263   
BA050Anas penelope    310  310   
BA053Anas platyrhynchos          DD 
BA053Anas platyrhynchos          DD 
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    181  181   
BA395Anser albifrons flavirostris    100  100   
BA059Aythya ferina          DD 
BA059Aythya ferina    30   
BA059Aythya ferina    30 
BA059Aythya ferina    82  82   
BA061Aythya fuligula          DD 
BA061Aythya fuligula    52  52   
BA038Cygnus cygnus    10  10   
BA125Fulica atra          DD 
BA125Fulica atra    42  42   
BA160Numenius arquata    29  29   
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    50  50   
BA008Podiceps nigricollis     
BA142Vanellus vanellus    167  167   
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
Lepus timidus hibernicus                   
Lepus timidus hibernicus                   
Lepus timidus hibernicus                   
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
N0690.00
N108.00
N142.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Lough Funshinagh is classified as a turlough since it fluctuates to a significant extent every year and occasionaly dries out entirely. However in most years an extensive area of reed-filled water persists which provides excellent cover for wildfowl, especially breeding species. The lake is fed by springs and a small catchment to the west. It is mesotrophic in quality with some marl (CaCo3) deposition and is surrounded by pastures.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is most unusual for its size and intermittent drying and provides a waterfowl breeding area of exceptional quality. It is relatively unaffected by drainage and intensive agriculture so its vegetation structure is very interesting. It contains rare species of bird and plant and probably also of invertebrates. Formerly had the largest known population of Podiceps Nigricollis in the country, a few pairs may still nest.

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
MA08o
LD01.01b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MF03.02.04i

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, Dublin.Humphreys, G. (1978). Ireland's former premier breeding haunt of aquatic birds, Irish Birds. 1 (2): 171-187.Hillis, J.P. & Cotton, D.C.F. (1989). Black-necked Grebes breeding in Ireland, Irish Birds 4 (1): 72.Sheppard, R. (1993). Ireland's Wetland Wealth. Irish Wildbird Conservancy, Dublin.Fox, A.D., Norriss, D.W., Stroud, D.A. & Wilson, H.J. (1994). Greenland White-fronted Geese in Ireland and Britain 1982/83 - 1993/94. Greenland White-fronted Goose Study research report no. 8. Greenland White-fronted Goose Study, Wales and National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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

Code Cover [%]
IE0590.00

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

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IE05Lough Funshinagh Wildfowl Sanctuary+90.00

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.IE0000611
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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