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

IE0002120

1.3 Site name

Lough Bane and Lough Glass SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1997-03

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 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:-7.172822
Latitude:53.688250

2.2 Area [ha]

203.4206

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
IE02Southern and Eastern

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
3140  info      128.21  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.
I1092Austropotamobius pallipes        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)


No information provided

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0663.00
N0719.00
N083.00
N094.00
N141.00
N1910.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site is situated in a shallow valley on the headwaters of the River Deel. It comprises Lough Bane and two smaller lakes. Water level has dropped since the start of the 20th century, exposing soft marl deposits. The lakes have well developed marginal swamp and fen vegetation. Parts of shoreline are wooded with mainly deciduous species. The site includes some areas of dry calcareous grassland. Surrounding areas are mostly semi-improved to improved pasture fields. Some afforestation has occurred in the area in recent times.

4.2 Quality and importance

A small but diverse marl lake, with well developed Chara communities, including such species as Chara globularis, C. contraria, C. rudis and C. curta. Water quality is good with no apparent signs of pollution. The lake formerly had a good population of Austropotamobius pallipes but the entire population had become extinct by 1987, probably due to crayfish fungus plague. Habitat for crayfish remains suitable and there are plans for a reintroduction scheme.

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]
LA10.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HJ02.06.02i

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)

Clabby, K.J., Lucey, J., McGarrigle, M.L., Bowman, J.J., Flanagan, P.J. & Toner, P.F. (1992). Water Quality in Ireland, 1987-1990. Part 1. - General Assessment. Environmental Research Unit, Dublin. Reynolds, J.D. (1982). Notes on the Irish distribution of the freshwater crayfish. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 6: 18-24.Reynolds, J.D. (1987). Crayfish extinctions and crayfish plague in Central Ireland. Biological Conservation 45: 279-285.Mathews, M. & Reynolds, J.D. (1992). Ecological impact of crayfish plague in Ireland. Hydrobiologia 234: 1-6.Reynolds, J.D. & Mathews, M.A. (1996). Conservation strategies for the Irish freshwater crayfish. In: J.D. Reynolds (ed.) The Conservation of Aquatic Systems. 151-155. Royal Irish Academy, 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.IE0002120
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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