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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

A

1.2 Site code

UK9001624

1.3 Site name

Inner Moray Firth

1.4 First Compilation date

1999-03

1.5 Update date

2019-10

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Address:               
Email:

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:1999-03
National legal reference of SPA designationRegulations 9A and 11-15 of The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/2716/contents/made) as amended by the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2011/155/contents/made).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-4.358000
Latitude:57.484000

2.2 Area [ha]

2290.2500

2.3 Marine area [%]

91.3000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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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.
BA052Anas crecca    2066  2066       
BA050Anas penelope    7310  7310       
BA043Anser anser [Iceland/UK/Ireland]    2651  2651       
BA062Aythya marila    118  118       
BA067Bucephala clangula    218  218       
BA130Haematopus ostralegus    3063  3063       
BA156Limosa limosa    1090  1090       
BA070Mergus merganser    325  325       
BA069Mergus serrator    1184  1184       
BA160Numenius arquata    1262  1262       
BA094Pandion haliaetus         
BA094Pandion haliaetus    25  25  adults       
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo    409  409       
BA193Sterna hirundo    310  310       
BA162Tringa totanus    1621  1621       
  • 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
WATRWaterbird assemblage    26800  26800             
  • 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
N0275.70
N036.60
N0511.30
N071.30
N082.70
N100.90
N161.30
N170.20

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Soil & geology - Alluvium, Metamorphic, Mud, Sand, Sedimentary, Shingle. Geomorphology & landscape - Coastal, Lowland.

4.2 Quality and importance

ARTICLE 4.1 QUALIFICATION (2009/147/EC) In the breeding season the area regularly supports: Pandion haliaetus; 12.5% (concentration) of the GB population; 2008 to 2012 and 4% (breeding) of the GB population; no count period specified; Sterna hirundo; 2% of the GB population; no count period specified. Over winter the area regularly supports: Limosa lapponica; 2% of the GB population; 1992/93 to 1996/97. ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (2009/147/EC) Over winter the area regularly supports: Anser anser; 3% of the Iceland/UK/Ireland biogeographic population; 1992/93 to 1996/97; Mergus serrator; 1% of the NW & Central Europe biogeographic population; 1992/93 to 1996/97; Tringa totanus; 1% of the Eastern Atlantic biogeographic population; 1992/93 to 1996/97. ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (2009/147/EC) An internationally important assemblage of birds. In the non-breeding season the area regularly supports: 26,800 individual waterbirds; 1992/93 to 1996/97. Including: Phalacrocorax carbo, Anas penelope, Anas crecca, Bucephala clangula, Mergus merganser; Numenius arquata, Aythya marila, Tringa totanus, Mergus serrator, Anser anser, Limosa lapponica, Haematopus ostralagus.

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]
LC03B
LD02B
LF03I
MG01I
MH07B
HI01B
HK03I
MM01B
MM02B
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

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

Conservation Objectives - the Scottish Natural Heritage 'site link' below provides access to the Conservation Objectives for this site. See also the 'UK Approach' document for more information (link via the JNCC website).
http://gateway.snh.gov.uk/sitelink/documentview.jsp?p_pa_code=8515&p_Doc_Type_ID=29
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/Natura2000_StandardDataForm_UKApproach_Dec2015.pdf

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
UK04100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Scottish Natural Heritage
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

For available information, including on Conservation Objectives, see Section 4.5.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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

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