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

IE0002047

1.3 Site name

Cloghernagore Bog and Glenveagh National Park SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1997-01

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:1997-08
Date site confirmed as SCI: No data
Date site designated as SAC: No data
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-8.067300
Latitude:54.999100

2.2 Area [ha]

33445.5266

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

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
3110  info      1338.39  0.00 
3260  info      334.6  0.00 
4010  info      3345.98  0.00 
4030  info      334.6  0.00 
4060  info      2007.59  0.00 
6410  info      334.6  0.00 
7130  info  X     19072.1  0.00 
7150  info      334.6  0.00 
91A0  info      334.6  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.
BA395Anser albifrons flavirostris    21   
BA098Falco columbarius    10   
BA103Falco peregrinus     
BA001Gavia stellata     
M1355Lutra lutra          DD 
I1029Margaritifera margaritifera    1100  1100   
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus     
BA314Phylloscopus sibilatrix     
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    20  20   
F1106Salmo salar          DD 
BA282Turdus torquatus    10   
  • 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
Carum verticillatum                     
Cephenomyia auribarbis                     
Chaenotheca brachypoda                     
Hypoderma diana                     
Lacerta vivipara                     
Lagopus lagopus                     
Lagopus lagopus                     
Lepus timidus hibernicus                     
Lepus timidus hibernicus                     
Lepus timidus hibernicus                     
Meles meles                     
Meles meles                     
Omalotheca sylvatica                     
Prunus padus                     
Pseudorchis albida                     
Rana temporaria                     
Rana temporaria                     
Rinodina orculariopsis                     
Salvelinus alpinus                     
Saussurea alpina                     
Saxifraga oppositifolia                     
  • 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
N066.00
N0758.00
N0817.00
N105.00
N141.00
N161.00
N171.00
N2210.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

An extensive mountainous area, incorporating the two highest mountains in Co. Donegal, namely Errigal (751 m) and Slieve Snaght (678 m). The underlying rock in the area is predominantly quartzite, however around Errigal the geology is more complex, with bands of schist, quartzite, granodiorite and limestone. A range of habitat types are encountered within the site, including blanket bog, heath, oligotrophic lakes, exposed rock and scree and areas of deciduous woodland. The site includes a number of rivers, the main ones being the Owencarrow, Lackagh and Gweebarra. The area is of considerable botanical and zoological interest and is a locus for several Red Data Book species.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is of exceptional scientific value as it contains large expanses of relatively unmodified habitat, including the largest area of intact blanket bog in north-western Ireland. The site includes Glenveagh National Park, two Nature Reserves (Lough Barra Bog and Meenachullion Bog) and property owned by An Taisce and the Irish Peatland Conservation Council. Deciduous woodland within Glenveagh National Park is of high scientific interest and is currently being cleared of Rhododendron ponticum. The site supports several rare species, including Trichomanes speciosum, Pseudorchis albida, Margaritifera margaritifera and populations of Salvelinus alpinus and Lutra lutra. The site has an important population of Salmo salar. Bird life is well represented, with five Annex I Bird Directive species and, notably, breeding Gavia stellata.

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]
MA04i
MA04o
MA07i
HBo
MC01.03i
HC01.03o
LF02.03o
LF02.03i
LF03.01i
MF03.01o
LF03.02i
MI01i
LI01o
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA04o
MA04i
LF02.03i
LF02.03o
LF03.02i
HG02.06i

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

4.5 Documentation

Allott, N.A. et al. (1990). Acidification of Surface Waters in Connemara and South Mayo. Current Status and Causes. duQuesne, Dublin. Bleasdale, A. and Conaghan, J. (1996). A Study of Woodland Exclosures in Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal. Unpublished report to National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Central Fisheries Board (2001). Irish Salmon Catches 2000. http://www.cfb.ie/:February 2001. Curtis, T.G.F. and McGough, H.N. (1988). The Irish Red Data Book 1: Vascular Plants. Stationery Office, Dublin. Doris, Y., McGarrigle, M.L., Clabby, K.J., Lucey, J., Neill, M., Flanagan, M., Quinn, M.B., Sugrue, M. and Lehane, M. (1999). Water Quality in Ireland 1995-1997. Statistical Compendium of River Quality Data. Electronic Publication on Disk. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. Flanagan, P.J. and Toner, P. (1975). A Preliminary Survey of Irish Lakes. An Foras Forbartha, Dublin. Fox, A.D., Norriss, D.W., Stroud, D.A. and Wilson, H.J. (1994). Greenland White-fronted Geese in Ireland and Britain 1982/83-1993/94. G.W.F.G. Study Research Report No. 8. Fox, H.F. (1995). A Review of Donegal Lichens. British Lichen Society Conservation Committee. Athy, Ireland. Heuff, H. (1987). The Vegetation of Irish Rivers. Unpublished report to the Forest and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Kelly, D.L. and Moore, J.J. (1974). A preliminary sketch of Irish acidophilous oakwoods. In: Gehu (ed.) Colloque Internationale sur la Vegetation des Forets Calcifolie Acidophilous d'Europe Occidentale. Association Internationale Phytosociologique, Lille. McLochlainn, C. (1984). Breeding and wintering bird communities of Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal. Irish Birds 2: 482-500. Mooney, E. and Goodwillie, R.N. (1992) Mountain Blanket Bog Survey 1991. Draft Report to National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Moorkens, E.A. (1995). Mapping of the Proposed SAC Area for Margaritifera margaritifera on the Glaskeelan River, Co. Donegal. Unpublished report to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Moorkens, E.A. (1995). Mapping of the Proposed SAC Area for Margaritifera margaritifera on the Owencarrow River, Co. Donegal. Unpublished report to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. Ní Dhúill, E., Smyth, N., Waldren, S. & Lynn, D. (2015). Monitoring methods for the Killarney Fern (Trichomanes speciosum Willd.) in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 82. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland. Northern Regional Fishery Board (1994). A Survey of Salmonid Stocks and Habitat for the Lackagh/Glenveagh system, Co. Donegal. Project No 7, NRFB, Donegal. NPWS (2017) Conservation Objectives: Cloghernagore Bog and Glenveagh National Park SAC 002047. Version 1. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. O'Reilly, P. (1991). Trout and Salmon Rivers of Ireland: an Angler's Guide. Merlin Unwin Books, London. Telford, M.B. (1977). Glenveagh National Park: The Past and Present Vegetation. Ph.D. thesis, National University of Ireland. Weekes, L.C. (1990). A Phytosociological Study and Map of the Vegetation of Glenveagh National Park and the An Taisce Property, Co. Donegal. M.Sc. thesis, University College Galway. Whilde, A. (1993). The Irish Red Data Book 2: Vertebrates. HMSO, Belfast.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
IE011.00
IE0333.00
IE218.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
Lough Barra Bog Nature Reserve+1.00
Meenachullion Bog Nature Reserve+1.00
IE21An Taisce+8.00
IE01Lough Barra Bog Nature Reserve+1.00
IE01Meenachullion Nature Reserve+1.00
IE03Glenveagh National Park*33.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Lough Barra Bog Nature Reserve+1.00
Meenachullion Bog Nature Reserve+1.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:IE.NPWS.PS.NATURA2000.SAC.IE0002047
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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