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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 total area: 1 615,18 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 1 614,80 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? Yes
  • Comments : Conservation objectives have been documented; Main threats have been identified; Actions and measures to address threats have been outlined; Management Plan exists and is being implemented (Verordnung Nr. 59 Part I, 2005, only German)
  • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? Yes
  • Comments : Some measures are currently being implemented according to Natura2000 EIA obligations but most of them still have to be developed and agreed upon within the framework of the currently produced the management plan. A site specific legal act is in place.
  • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? Yes
  • Comments : Long-term seabird monitoring is being conducted
  • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? Unknown
  • Comments : Data for definite judgement are not available. However, some features show positive signs, while others are or might be static/not improving
  • 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 25/01/2019