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

IE0001955

1.3 Site name

Croaghaun/Slievemore SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-10

1.5 Update date

2020-10

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: No information provided
National legal reference of SAC designation: No information provided

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-10.135495
Latitude:53.994992

2.2 Area [ha]

3293.8114

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.8550

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
1230  info      329.52  0.00 
3110  info      65.9  0.00 
3130  info      32.95  0.00 
4010  info      593.14  0.00 
4010  info      1411.8  0.00 
4030  info      329.52  0.00 
4030  info      301.7  0.00 
4060  info      296.57  0.00 
7130  info      395.43  0.00 
7130  info  X     218.668  0.00 
8110  info      69.8  0.00 
8220  info      38  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.
BA346Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax     
  • 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
Acrobolbus wilsonii                   
Adelanthus lindenbergianus                   
Andreaea rothii ssp.                   
Bazzania pearsonii                   
Bryum riparium                   
Campylopus setifolius                   
Colura calyptrifolia                   
Cyclodictyon laetevirens                   
Dicranodontium uncintum                   
Erica erigena    50  50             
Geocalyx graveolens                   
Haplomitrium hookeri                   
Jungermannia subelli                   
Marsupella sprucei                   
Mastigophora woodsii                   
Plagiomnium cuspidatum                   
Plagiothecium cavifolium                   
Pohlia camptotrachela                   
Pohlia elongata ssp. elongata                   
Pohlia lutescens                   
Pohlia muyldermansii                   
Ptilidium ciliare                   
Radula carringtonii                   
Scapania lingulata                   
Scapania nimbosa                   
Sphagnum warnstorfii                   
Tortula marginata                   
Tritomaria exsecta                   
  • 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
N041.00
N0514.00
N063.00
N0717.00
N0838.00
N1013.00
N141.00
N2212.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

This is a medium sized site rising in height from sea level to 688m. It is dominated, especially at the west of the site, by cliffs which can exceed 300m. Nestling below the cliffs of Croaghaun are five corrie lakes perched at various levels above the sea. Slievemore rises to >650m at the east of the site. Both summits support alpine heath and exposed rock. Wet heath, wet grassland and blanket bog are found on the lower, less steep slopes. The underlying geology is pre-Cambrian schists and gneisses at Slievemore and quartzite at Croaghaun. Land use consists of grazing, peat cutting, quarrying and tourism development. A main road runs parallel to the shore at the south of the site.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is of immense importance for the occurrence of rare and specialised oceanic bryophytes, most of which are associated with alpine heath. It is one of the best examples of this habitat in the country and covers an area of 297ha. The site also supports a wide diversity of habitats from sea level to >650m. Erica erigena, a plant confined in Europe to Spain, Portugal, Western France and Counties Mayo and Galway in Ireland, has its most westerly location at Lough Nakeeroge (Foss et. al., 1987).

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]
HA04i
HA10o
LC01.01.01i
MC01.03b
LD01.01i
LG01i
MI01b
HI01b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA04i
LG01i

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)

Praeger, R.L. (1904). The flora of Achill Island. Irish Naturalist. Volume 13: 265-289.Praeger, R.L. (1905). Achill Island Plants. Irish Naturalist. Volume 14: 220-221.Praeger, R.L. (1934). The Botanist in Ireland. Hodges Figgis. Dublin.Stewart, N.F. (undated). List of rare Irish bryophytes. (unpublished) National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin.Foss, P.J., Doyle, G.J. and Nelson, E.C. (1987). The distribution of Erica erigena. R. Ross in Ireland. Watsonia, 16:311-327.Berrow, S.D., Mackie, K.L., O'Sullivan, O., Sheppard, R.B., Mellon, C. and Coveney, J. (1993). The second international chough survey in Ireland, 1992. Irish Birds, 5:1-10.

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.IE0001955
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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