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

IE0001626

1.3 Site name

Annaghmore Lough (Roscommon) SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

2003-04

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:2003-04
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2016-06
National legal reference of SAC designation:301/2016

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-8.139895
Latitude:53.797094

2.2 Area [ha]

249.8958

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
7230  info      4.99  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     
BA056Anas clypeata    55  55   
BA052Anas crecca    545  545   
BA050Anas penelope    402  402   
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    183  183   
BA059Aythya ferina    28  28   
BA067Bucephala clangula    22  22   
BA038Cygnus cygnus     
BA160Numenius arquata    84  84   
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    264  264   
BA142Vanellus vanellus    297  297   
I1013Vertigo geyeri          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
Bryum neodamense                     
Bryum uliginosum                     
Epipactis palustris                     
Ophrys apifera                     
  • 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
N0630.00
N0718.00
N081.00
N091.00
N1045.00
N144.00
N221.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Annaghmore Lough is located 5 km north-west of Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. It lies within a network of small lakes in a rolling, drift-covered landscape. The shoreline slopes gently to the lake and these low-lying margins are extensively flooded in winter. In summer, when water levels recede, substantial areas of this shallow calcareous lake dry out leaving flat expanses of exposed marl. In addition to fen vegetation, there are extensive areas of reed swamp and wet grassland around the margins of the lake. A stream exits the lake at the south-east and flows through a low-lying area of wet grassland - this floods regularly and has a turlough character. This site includes a smaller, less calcareous lake, Lough Nablasbarnagh, to the south of Annaghmore. An area of cutover bog is associated with this lake. A small area of limestone pavement adds habitat diversity to the site.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site contains a good example of alkaline fen vegetation. While the extent of the habitat is relatively small, it supports a range of typical species including scarce plants such as Eriophorum latifolium and several orchid species. Alkaline fen is nowadays a scarce habitat in Co. Roscommon. A population of Vertigo geyeri has been recorded at this site as recently as 2001. This is the only known location for this rare mollusc in Co. Roscommon and one of the few sites in western Ireland. Annaghmore Lough supports a good diversity of wintering waterfowl, with nationally important populations of Anas crecca and Anas clypeata, and small numbers of Cygnus cygnus and Pluvialis apricaria . The birds commute to other wetlands in the district.

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]
LA02i
LA04.03i
LJ01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LA04.02.01i

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)

Colhoun, K. (2001). I-WeBS Report 1998-99. BirdWatch Ireland, Dublin. Goodwillie, R. and Fahy, E. (1974). A Preliminary Report on Areas of Scientific Interest in County Roscommon. Unpublished report, An Foras Forbartha, Dublin.Sheppard, R. (1993). Ireland's Wetland Wealth. Irish Wildbird Conservancy. 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.IE0001626
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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