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S-H SEABIRD PROTECTION AREA - Marine protected area (OSPAR )

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  • Country:
    Germany
  • Name of MPA:
    S-H SEABIRD PROTECTION AREA
  • Designation in national language:
    Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2005
  • WDPA ID::
    555557145
  • WDPA PID::
    555557145
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General information

  • WDPA ID : 555557145
  • WDPA PID : 555557145
  • Name of MPA: S-H SEABIRD PROTECTION AREA
  • Original name of MPA: S-H Seabird Protection Area
  • Country: Germany
  • Designation in national language: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation type: international
  • IUCN Category: Not applicable
  • Reported marine area: 1 610,65 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 1 617,90 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2005
  • OSPAR region: Greater North Sea
  • Management authority name: Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas
  • Management authority web site: http://www.schleswig-holstein.de/MELUR/EN/MELUR_node.html

  • OSPAR conservation objectives/aims:
    • Prevent degradation of, and damage to, species, habitats and ecological processes, following the precautionary principle
    • Protect and conserve areas that best represent the range of species, habitats and ecological processes in the maritime area
  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • To maintain, conserve or restore biodiversity, natural heritage, habitats, species or landscapes with legal protection status
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported

Marine species and habitats

Warning : Non-exhaustive list of species and habitats with statuses, provided by the manager.

  • Inventory of marine species present with protection status
    • Species present
      Species under status
      Class WoRMS Code Species present
      (and which justified the designation )
      Aves 137073 Melanitta nigra ( ) registration lists
        137074 Somateria mollissima ( ) registration lists
        137128 Alca torda ( ) registration lists
        137133 Uria aalge ( ) registration lists
        137138 Larus argentatus ( ) registration lists
        137141 Larus canus ( ) registration lists
        137142 Larus fuscus ( ) registration lists
        137148 Larus minutus ( ) registration lists
        137156 Rissa tridactyla ( ) registration lists
        137162 Sterna hirundo ( ) registration lists
        137165 Sterna paradisaea ( ) registration lists
        137166 Sterna sandvicensis ( ) registration lists
        137186 Gavia arctica ( ) registration lists
        137188 Gavia stellata ( ) registration lists
        137195 Fulmarus glacialis ( ) registration lists
        148776 Morus bassanus ( ) registration lists
      Mammalia 137080 Halichoerus grypus ( ) registration lists
        137084 Phoca vitulina ( ) registration lists
        137117 Phocoena phocoena ( ) registration lists
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status
    • Present habitats (and which justified the designation )
      Espèces sous statut

      Habitats listed in Annex I to the 'Habitats' directive

      1210: Annual vegetation of drift lines ( )
      1220: Perennial vegetation of stony banks ( )
      1170: Reefs ( )
      1230: Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts ( )

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:

Governance

  • Governing body:Yes
    • Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas
      • Public administration = 100 %
  • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
    • Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas : No
    • National public authority: No
    • Regional or local public authority: Yes (Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas)
    • International body : No

Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

  • Number of permanent staff: Data not reported
  • Number of seasonal staff: Data not reported
  • Annual full-time equivalents: Data not reported
  • Number of MPA staff empowered to enforce the MPA regulations: Data not reported
  • Equipment and facilities available
    • Data not reported
  • Average total annual budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
  • Average annual operating budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
  • Average annual equipment budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
  • Average annual external support budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
  • Funding sources:
    • Data not reported

Management plan

  • Is the MPA management documented? No response
  • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? No response
  • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? No response
  • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? No response
  • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:

Regulation

  • National legal status:
    • Data not reported
  • International legal status:
    • Data not reported
  • Type of enforcement within the MPA:
    • Data not reported
  • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations: None

Monitoring

  • Type of monitoring programs implemented:
    • Regular monitoring programme concerning species
      Species under status
      Class WoRMS Code Species regularly monitored (Entity responsible for monitoring)
      Aves Melanitta nigra (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Somateria mollissima (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Alca torda (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Uria aalge (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Larus argentatus (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Larus canus (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Larus fuscus (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Larus minutus (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Rissa tridactyla (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Sterna hirundo (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Sterna paradisaea (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Sterna sandvicensis (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Gavia arctica (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Gavia stellata (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Fulmarus glacialis (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Morus bassanus (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
      Mammalia Halichoerus grypus (Professional organisation in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Phoca vitulina (Professional organisation in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
        Phocoena phocoena (Scientific institutes and/or universities in partnership with the management authority/organisation)
    • Regular monitoring programme concerning habitats
      Espèces sous statut

      Habitats regularly monitored (Entity responsible for monitoring)

      1210: Annual vegetation of drift lines (MPA management authority/organisation)
      1220: Perennial vegetation of stony banks (MPA management authority/organisation)
      1170: Reefs (MPA management authority/organisation)
      1230: Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts (MPA management authority/organisation)
    • Regular monitoring program for environmental and/or biodiversity features

OSPAR criteria for designation

  • Ecological significance:
    • Important feeding, breeding, moulting, wintering or resting area
    • Important nursery, juvenile, or spawning areas
    • A high proportion of biogeographic population of migratory species
  • Level of importance of the biological diversity: High
  • Level of representativity: High
  • Level of sensitivity: High
  • Level of naturalness: High
  • Potential for restoration: High
  • Degree of MPA acceptance by stakeholders: Medium
  • Potential for success of management measures: Medium
  • Potential future damage to the area by human activities: Medium
  • Scientific value High

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    updated on 17/02/2016