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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

UK9012091

1.3 Site name

Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay

1.4 First Compilation date

1999-08

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:1999-08
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:0.835000
Latitude:50.891000

2.2 Area [ha]

42417.5300

2.3 Marine area [%]

93.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
UKJ2Surrey, East and West Sussex
UKJ4Kent

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.
BA294Acrocephalus paludicola         
BA056Anas clypeata    485  485       
BA021Botaurus stellaris         
BA081Circus aeruginosus         
BA082Circus cyaneus    11  11       
BA037Cygnus columbianus bewickii    155  155       
BA176Larus melanocephalus    56  56       
BA151Philomachus pugnax    51  51       
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    4050  4050       
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta    31  31       
BA195Sterna albifrons    35  35       
BA193Sterna hirundo    188  188       
BA191Sterna sandvicensis    420  420       
  • 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    34625  34625             
  • 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
N0193.00
N024.00
N052.00
N061.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

1. Terrestrial: Soil & Geology: clay,alluvium, nutrient-rich, nutrient-poor, peat, sand, neutral, shingle. 2. Terrestrial: Geomorphology and landscape: lowland, floodplain, coastal. 3. Marine: Geology: saltmarsh, coastal lagoons, grazing marsh, intertidal mixed sediments, intertidal sand and muddy sand, water column.

4.2 Quality and importance

ARTICLE 4.1 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) During the breeding season the area regularly supports: Circus aeruginosus at least 2% of the GB population 5 year mean, 2004-2008 Recurvirostra avosetta at least 3.5% of the GB population 5 year mean, 2004-2008 Larus melanocephalus at least 52.2% of the GB population 5 year mean, 2004-2008 Sterna albifrons (Eastern Atlantic - breeding) 1.5% of the GB breeding population 5 year mean, 1992-1996 Sterna hirundo (Northern/Eastern Europe - breeding) 1.9% of the GB breeding population 5 year mean, 2011-2015 Sterna sandvicensis 3.8% of the GB breeding population 5 year mean, 2011-2015. Over winter the area regularly supports: Cygnus columbianus bewickii (Western Siberia/North-eastern & North-western Europe) 1.9% of the GB population, 5 year peak mean, 2002/03-2006/07 Botaurus stellaris 5.0% of GB population, 5 year peak mean, 2002/03-2006/07 Circus cyaneus 1.5% of GB population, 5 year peak mean, 2002/03-2006/07 Pluvialis apricaria 1.6% of GB population, 5 year peak mean, 2002/03-2006/07 Philomachus pugnax 7.3% of GB population, 5 year peak mean, 2002/03-2006/07 Anas clypeata 485 individuals (no national population estimate). On autumn passage the area regularly supports: Acrocephalus paludicola 6.1% of GB population 5 year peak mean 2004-2008. ARTICLE 4.2 QUALIFICATION (79/409/EEC) Over winter the area regularly supports: Anas clypeata 485 individuals (no national population estimate). In the non-breeding season, the area is regularly used by 34,625 individual waterbirds (5 year peak mean 2002/3 – 2006/7), including (but not limited to) Cygnus columbianus bewickii, Anser albifrons albifrons, Anas penelope, A. strepera, A. clypeata, Aythya ferina, Tachybaptus ruficollis, Podiceps cristatus, Phalacrocorax carbo, Botaurus stellaris, Fulica atra, Pluvialis apricaria, Vanellus vanellus, Calidris alba, Philomachus pugnax, Numenius phaeopus and Actitis hypoleucos.

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]
HG04i
HG05I
HI01B
HK03b
HM02B
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA02I
HA04I
HD05I
HG03I

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/category/3212324
http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/category/6490068894089216

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
UK0087.00
UK011.00
UK0412.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:East Sussex County Council, Shepway District Council, Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council.
Address:
Email:
Organisation:Natural England, Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, Kent County Council.
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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