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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

UK9010111

1.3 Site name

Poole Harbour

1.4 First Compilation date

1999-03

1.5 Update date

2017-11

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 12A and 13-15 of the Conservation Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/490/contents/made) as amended by The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/625/contents/made).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-2.004000
Latitude:50.699000

2.2 Area [ha]

4157.5200

2.3 Marine area [%]

44.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
UKK2Dorset and Somerset

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.
BA026Egretta garzetta    114  114       
BA176Larus melanocephalus    64  64       
BA616Limosa limosa islandica    1576  1576       
BA607Platalea leucorodia leucorodia    20  20       
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta    459  459       
BA193Sterna hirundo    178  178       
BA191Sterna sandvicensis    181  181       
BA048Tadorna tadorna    3569  3569       
  • 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    25176  25176             
  • 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
N0144.00
N0235.00
N0312.00
N062.60
N070.40
N106.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

1. Terrestrial Soil & Geology: Acidic, Clay, Mud, Peat, Sand, Sedimentary. 2. Terrestrial Geomorphology & Landscape: Lowland, Coastal, Valley. 3. Marine: Geomorphology: Estuary, Intertidal sediments (including sandflat/mudflat), Subtidal sediments (including sandbank/mudbank).

4.2 Quality and importance

ARTICLE 4.1 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) During the breeding season the area regularly supports: Larus melanocephalus - 10% of the GB breeding population (2015, 64 pairs). Sterna hirundo - 1.8% of the GB breeding population (5 year mean 2010-2014, 178 pairs). Sterna sandvicencis - 1.6% of the GB breeding population (5 year mean 2010-2014, 181 pairs). Over winter, the area regularly supports: Recurvirostra avosetta - 36.1% of the GB population (5 year peak mean 1992/93-1996/97, 459 individuals). Egretta garzetta - 2.5% of the GB population (5 year peak mean 2009/10-2013/14, 114 individuals). Platalea leucorodia - 100% of the GB population (5 year peak mean 2009/10-2013/14, 20 individuals). ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) Over winter the area regularly supports: Tadorna tadorna - 1.2% of the biogeographic population (NW Europe) (5 year peak mean 1992/93-1996/97, 3,569 individuals). Limosa limosa islandica - 2.3% of the biogeographic population (Iceland) (5 year peak mean 1992/93-1996/97, 1,576 individuals). An internationally important assemblage of birds In the non-breeding season the area regularly supports: 25,176 individuals (4 year peak mean 1993/94-1996/97). Including: Egretta garzetta, Platalea leucorodia, Recurvirostra avosetta, Limosa limosa islandica, Branta bernicla bernicla, Phalacrocorax carbo, Numenius arquata, Calidris alpina, Bucephala clangula, Aythya ferina, Mergus serrator, Tringa totanus, Tringa erythropus, Tringa nebularia, Tadorna tadorna, Anas crecca and Chroicocephalus ridibundus.

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]
MA04b
LC02i
LD03i
ME01Xo
HE03Xb
MF02i
HG01I
LG05i
HH01Nb
HH02Nb
HH04Nb
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA03b
HA04I
HD05I
HG03b

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 Natural England links below provide access to the Conservation Objectives (and other site-related information) for its terrestrial and inshore Natura 2000 sites, including conservation advice packages and supporting documents for European Marine Sites within English waters and for cross-border sites. See also the 'UK Approach' document for more information (link via the JNCC website).
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/Natura2000_StandardDataForm_UKApproach_Dec2015.pdf
http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/3152751?category=3212324
http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/6625771074355200?category=5374002071601152
http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/6713862766198784

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
UK0115.00
UK04100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Borough of Poole, Purbeck District Council, Wessex Water, The Crown Estate, Dorset County Council.
Address:
Email:
Organisation:Natural England, Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, Environment Agency, Poole Harbour Commissioners.
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Poole Harbour Aquatic Management Plan
Link: http://www.pooleharbouraqmp.co.uk/

No, but in preparation
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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