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

SE0630170

1.3 Site name

Vitörarna

1.4 First Compilation date

1997-09

1.5 Update date

2012-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Gävleborgs län
Address:               
Email:gavleborg@lansstyrelsen.se

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1998-01
Date site confirmed as SCI:2005-01
Date site designated as SAC:2011-03
National legal reference of SAC designation:Governmental act M2010/4648/Nm

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:17.505700
Latitude:61.989200

2.2 Area [ha]

154.2000

2.3 Marine area [%]

64.4100

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name


No information provided

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Boreal (0.00 %) Marine Baltic Sea (64.41 %)

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
1210  info      0.02  0.00 
1220  info      1.79  0.00 
1620  info      48.3  0.00 
1640  info      0.1  0.00 
9010  info      15.8  0.00 
9030  info      3.37  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


No species are reported for the site

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
N0165.00
N0521.00
N1710.00
N194.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Vitörarnas Nature Reserve is made up of two larger islands, some small islets and surrounding water. The islands consists of heavily surged moraine rich of boulders and with large shingle-fields. As the upheaval is large there is a pioneer vegetation of bushes and trees around the shores.

4.2 Quality and importance

Vitörarnas Nature Reserve was founded to preserve a genuine archipelago nature with geological, zoological and botanical values. The islands have a bird fauna which is typical for the coast of the suothern part of the Gulf of Bothnia but very rich. The vegetation is characterized of the upheaval and the exposed position outside the coast.An old fishing village on the northen island Norrskär is nowadays above all used for recreation.Vitörarna is situated within a larger area of national interest to environmental care.

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]
LG01i
MH03b
MI01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MF03.02.04i

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)


No information provided

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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

Code Cover [%]
SE02100.00

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

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
SE02Vitörarna NR=100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

Forestry is not allowed on the islands. The site is intended to free development.In order to protect the bird-life is Sörskär and the point of Törnskär of the island Norrskär, and surrounding water, restricted area during the time april 15 to july 31. It should be pointed out that the sites SE0630170, 0171, 0172 and 0173 almost are surrounding an area of the Gulf of Bothnia which has been pointed out as a prospective Marine reserve by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Gävleborgs län
Address:
Email:gavleborg@lansstyrelsen.se

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Vitörarna
Link: http://skyddadnatur.naturvardsverket.se/

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

The primary disposal of the site is for nature protection and the site is intended to free development.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:SE.SWEPA.SE0630170
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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