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

IE0000692

1.3 Site name

Scragh Bog SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-08

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:1998-05
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2018-05
National legal reference of SAC designation:291/2018

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-7.360290
Latitude:53.579278

2.2 Area [ha]

23.8452

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
7140  info      8.257  0.00 
7230  info      1.4462  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.
I1065Euphydryas aurinia          DD       
P6216Hamatocaulis vernicosus    17833  17833  area 
  • 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
Acrometopia wahlbergi                   
Anasimyia lunulata                   
Chrysops sepulchralis                   
Cinmclidium stygium                   
Coenagrion lunulatum                   
Dactylorhiza traunsteineri                   
Eriophorum gracile                   
Herina oscillans                   
Homalothecium nitens                   
Hydroporus glabriusculus                   
Hydroporus scalesianus                   
Laccornis oblongus                   
Nitella tenuissima                   
Parhelophilus consimilus                   
Platycheirus perpallidus                   
Pyrola rotundifolia                   
Tetanocera freyi                   
  • 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
N067.00
N0749.00
N103.00
N1613.00
N2028.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

This area is a wet transition mire with a floating root mat developed in a small oval shaped depression. The fen is fed by weak surface springs and drains by an artificially defined outlet. The surrounding lands are agricultural grasslands, primarily used for cattle grazing.

4.2 Quality and importance

A small but exceptionally fine example of fen habitat, with transitions to transition mire, fen carr and ombrotrophic bog. Very little disturbance and in a near-natural condition, the site contains a rich diversity of species, including 3 Red Data plants, several national rarities and an interesting invertebrate fauna. Probably the best example of its type in Ireland.

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]
MA08o
LA11i
MD01.01i
MH01.08o
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MI01i

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)

Lavery, T. (1993). A review of the distribution, ecology and status of the marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia Rottemburg, 1775 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 24: 192-198. O'Connell, M. (1980). The developmental history of Scragh Bog, Co. Westmeath, and the vegetation of its hinterland. New Phytologist, 83: 301-309.O'Connell, M. (1981). The phytosociology and ecology of Scragh Bog, Co. Westmeath. New Phytologist, 87: 139-187.Speight, M.C.D. and Logan, B. (1979). Arcometopia wahlbergi, Clusoides caledonica and Stigmella catharticella : insects new to Ireland. Irish naturalists' Journal, 19(11): 401-402.Speight, M.C.D. and Legrand, J. (1984). Coenagrion lunulatum. (Odonata): morphology of the female and notes on a second Irish colony. Irish Naturalists' Journal, 21 (6) : 237-242.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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

Code Cover [%]
IE0198.00

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

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IE01Scragh Bog Nature Reserve+98.00

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.IE0000692
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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