Blasket Islands SAC

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IE0002172)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since September 2001
  • Country: Ireland
  • Administrative region: Southern and Eastern (IE02)
  • Surface area: 227 km2 (22701.85 ha)
  • Marine area: 97%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 16 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 4 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (16)
Species group Number
Birds 14
Mammals 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1170 Reefs 4859.77
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 227.12
4030 European dry heaths 305.603
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 227.12

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
 
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
September 2001
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
 
Date of Standard data form update September 2017

Interactive map

Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
Protected planet map viewer Interactive map showing the World Database on Protected Areas
European protected sites map viewer Simple interactive map showing Natura 2000 sites and Nationally designated areas
Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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