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Discontinued Size - year Size Size estimate quality Size references Trend - year Trend Trend quality Trend references 1% threshold 1% yearset Notes
Ciconiiformes
Ardeidae
Bubulcus ibis (Cattle Egret)
ibis, South-west Europe 2002 - 2012 215,000 - 253,000 Expert opinion [R1549] 2000 - 2012 DEC? Reasonable [R1549] [R1548] 2300 2018 [P1696] [S8847] [T6823]
ibis, Southern Africa 1996 - 2001 100,000 - 1,000,000 Best guess [R579] 2006 - 2015 DEC? Reasonable [R1548] [R1602] 10000 2018 [P1685] [T6820]
ibis, Tropical Africa 1990 - 2001 1,000,000 - 10,000,000 Best guess [R579] [R1371] 2006 - 2015 UNC Poor [R1548] 30000 2018 [P1694] [S8651] [T6821]
ibis, North-west Africa 1984 - 2000 100,000 - 150,000 Expert opinion [R280] 2006 - 2015 STA? Reasonable [R1548] 1200 2018 [P1695] [T6822]
ibis, East Mediterranean & South-west Asia 2005 - 2017 10,000 - 100,000 Best guess [R1569] 2006 - 2015 UNC Poor [R1548] 1000 2018 [P1697] [T6824]
Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron)
cinerea, Northern & Western Europe 2002 - 2013 347,000 - 712,000 Census based [R1549] [R1371] 2006 - 2015 DEC Good [R1549] [R1548] 5000 2018 [S8841] [T6810]
cinerea, Central & Eastern Europe 2000 - 2014 322,000 - 459,000 Expert opinion [R1549] [R1371] 2000 - 2012 DEC Poor [R1549] [R1548] 3800 2018 [P1634] [S8842] [T7157]
cinerea, West & South-west Asia (bre) 2000 - 2017 25,000 - 100,000 Best guess [R1569] 2006 - 2015 DEC? Reasonable [R1548] 1000 2018 [P1635] [S8907] [T6811]
cinerea, Sub-Saharan Africa 1995 - 2014 100,000 - 300,000 Best guess [R1371] 2006 - 2015 INC? Poor [R1548] 1700 2018 [S9124]
Ardea melanocephala (Black-headed Heron)
Sub-Saharan Africa 1991 - 2001 100,000 - 500,000 Best guess [R1371] 2006 - 2015 UNC Poor [R1548] 2200 2018
Ardea purpurea (Purple Heron)
purpurea, West Europe & West Mediterranean/West Africa 2000 - 2012 32,000 - 38,000 Expert opinion [R1549] [R1371] 2000 - 2012 DEC Reasonable [R1549] 350 2018 [S8845] [T6818]
purpurea, East Europe, Black Sea & Mediterranean/Sub-Saharan Africa 2000 - 2013 61,000 - 99,000 Best guess [R1371] 2006 - 2015 DEC? Reasonable [R1549] 870 2018 [S8846] [T6819]
purpurea, Tropical Africa 2001 - 2001 75,000 - 100,000 Best guess [R1371] 2005 - 2015 DEC? Poor [R1548] 780 2018 [T6817]
purpurea, SW Asia (bre) 2006 - 2006 10,000 - 25,000 Best guess 2006 - 2015 UNC Poor [R1548] -1 2018 [P1665] [S8489]
Ardea alba (Great White Egret)
alba, W, C & SE Europe/Black Sea & Mediterranean 2000 - 2014 61,000 - 99,000 Expert opinion [R1549] 2006 - 2015 STA/INC? Good [R1548] [R1549] 780 2018 [P1672] [S8843] [T6812]
alba, Western Asia/South-west Asia 1990 - 2017 25,000 - 100,000 Best guess 2006 - 2015 STA/FLU Poor [R1548] 1000 2018 [S8908] [T6813]
melanorhynchos, Sub-Saharan Africa & Madagascar 2001 - 2001 100,000 - 500,000 Best guess [R190] 2006 - 2015 STA Reasonable [R1548] 2200 2018 [T6814]
Ardea brachyrhyncha (Yellow-billed Egret)
Sub-Saharan Africa 2001 - 2001 25,000 - 100,000 Best guess [R190] 2006 - 2015 INC? Reasonable [R1548] 1000 2018 [P1680]
Egretta ardesiaca (Black Heron)
Sub-Saharan Africa 1999 - 1999 25,000 - 100,000 Best guess [R179] 2006 - 2015 UNC Poor [R1548] 1000 2018
Egretta vinaceigula (Slaty Egret)
Central Southern Africa 2005 - 2005 3,000 - 5,000 Expert opinion [R1395] 1993 - 2013 DEC? Poor [R1559] [R1548] 40 2018 [S8658] [T6830]
Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)
garzetta, Western Europe, NW Africa 2002 - 2013 106,000 - 116,000 Expert opinion [R1549] [R1371] 2000 - 2012 DEC Reasonable [R1549] 1100 2018 [P1601] [S8850] [T6833]
garzetta, Central & E Europe, Black Sea, E Mediterranean 2000 - 2014 60,000 - 89,000 Expert opinion [R1549] [R1371] 2000 - 2012 STA Poor [R1549] 730 2018 [S8851] [T6834]
garzetta, Western Asia/SW Asia, NE & Eastern Africa 1987 - 2017 25,000 - 100,000 Best guess [R519] [R1569] 1988 - 2015 STA/FLU Reasonable [R1548] 1000 2018 [T6835]
garzetta, Sub-Saharan Africa 2001 - 2001 200,000 - 500,000 Expert opinion [R190] 2006 - 2015 INC? Poor [R1548] 3200 2018 [T6832]
Egretta gularis (Western Reef-egret)
schistacea, North-east Africa & Red Sea 1937 - 2011 10,000 - 15,000 Expert opinion [R1569] 2014 - 2014 DEC/STA Poor [R1548] [R1422] [R1371] 120 2018 [P1610] [S8912] [T6837]
schistacea, South-west Asia & South Asia 1990 - 2012 10,000 - 25,000 Best guess [R1569] 2006 - 2015 STA? Reasonable [R1548] 250 2018 [P1611] [S8913] [T6838]
dimorpha, Coastal Eastern Africa 1996 - 1996 15,000 - 20,000 Expert opinion [R26] 1991 - 2001 STA? Poor [R1371] 170 2018 [S8605] [T6839]
gularis, West Africa 1991 - 2014 10,000 - 50,000 Best guess [R1371] 1997 - 2014 STA/INC? Reasonable [R1548] [R1552] [R1371] 220 2018 [P1609] [S9127] [T6836]
Balaenicipitidae
Balaeniceps rex (Shoebill)
Central Tropical Africa 2001 - 2013 5,000 - 8,000 Best guess [R1398] 2002 - 2012 DEC Poor [R1398] 60 2018 [T6646]
Pelicaniformes
Pelecanidae
Pelecanus crispus (Dalmatian Pelican)
Black Sea & Mediterranean (win) 1990 - 2012 8,500 - 9,150 Expert opinion [R1548] [R1554] 2000 - 2012 INC Reasonable [R1549] [R1554] 90 2018 [S9085]
South-west Asia & South Asia (win) 2000 - 2017 13,500 - 17,600 Expert opinion [R1554] 1988 - 2015 INC Poor [R1548] 150 2018 [S8903] [T7183]
Pelecanus rufescens (Pink-backed Pelican)
Tropical Africa & SW Arabia 2001 - 2001 50,000 - 100,000 Expert opinion [R1371] 1992 - 2014 STA Reasonable [R1548] [R1371] 710 2018 [S8834] [T6798]
Pelecanus onocrotalus (Great White Pelican)
Europe & Western Asia (bre) 2000 - 2014 37,000 - 37,000 Census based [R1549] [R1553] [R1386] [R1387] [R1388] 1990 - 2016 INC Reasonable [R1549] [R1387] 370 2018 [P1976] [S8833] [T6797]
West Africa 1975 - 2014 60,000 - 60,000 Expert opinion [R1371] 2003 - 2015 INC/STA Reasonable [R1552] [R1371] [R1548] 600 2018 [S8832] [T6794]
Southern Africa 1991 - 2013 21,000 - 24,000 Census based [R317] 2006 - 2015 INC? Reasonable [R1548] 230 2018 [P1975]
Eastern Africa 2005 - 2005 140,000 - 140,000 Best guess [R1371] 2006 - 2015 DEC? Poor [R1548] [R1371] 1400 2018 [P1974] [T6795]
Suliformes
Fregatidae
Fregata ariel (Lesser Frigatebird)
iredalei, W Indian Ocean 2003 - 2014 23,700 - 23,700 Expert opinion [R1343] 2011 - 2014 STA Reasonable [R1343] 240 2018 [T6247]
Fregata minor (Great Frigatebird)
aldabrensis, W Indian Ocean 2003 - 2013 16,700 - 16,700 Expert opinion [R1343] 2004 - 2013 Unknown Poor [R1343] 0 2018 [S8246] [T6246]
Sulidae
Morus bassanus (Northern Gannet)
North Atlantic 2000 - 2014 2,400,000 - 2,700,000 Expert opinion [R1549] [R1603] 1994 - 2014 INC Reasonable [R1549] [R1556] 25000 2018 [S8835] [T6799]
Morus capensis (Cape Gannet)
Southern Africa 2010 - 2016 370,000 - 370,000 Expert opinion [R1559] 2005 - 2013 DEC Reasonable [R1490] 3700 2018 [S9086] [T6761]
Sula dactylatra (Masked Booby)
melanops, W Indian Ocean 2005 - 2013 49,700 - 53,000 Expert opinion [R1343] 2003 - 2012 Unknown No idea [R1343] 510 2018 [T6245]
Pelicaniformes
Phalacrocoracidae
Microcarbo coronatus (Crowned Cormorant)
Coastal South-west Africa 2010 - 2013 9,000 - 9,000 Census based [R317] [R1391] 2000 - 2013 STA Good [R1374] [R1391] 85 2018 [S8603]
Microcarbo pygmaeus (Pygmy Cormorant)
Black Sea & Mediterranean 2000 - 2014 83,000 - 106,000 Expert opinion [R1549] 2000 - 2015 INC Reasonable [R1549] [R1548] 940 2018 [S8840] [T6807]
South-west Asia 1990 - 2017 70,000 - 115,000 Expert opinion 1990 - 2015 INC? Reasonable [R1548] 1000 2018 [S8906] [T6808]
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)
carbo, North-west Europe 2012 - 2013 127,500 - 127,500 Census based [R1390] [R1549] 2006 - 2012 DEC Reasonable [R1390] [R1549] 1200 2018 [S8836] [T6800]
sinensis, Northern & Central Europe 2012 - 2013 615,000 - 615,000 Census based [R1390] [R1549] 2000 - 2015 INC/STA Good [R1549] [R1548] 6200 2018 [S8837] [T6801]
sinensis, Black Sea & Mediterranean 2012 - 2013 477,000 - 522,000 Census based [R1390] [R1549] 2006 - 2015 STA Good [R1548] [R1549] 5000 2018 [S8838] [T6802]
sinensis, West & South-west Asia 1990 - 2017 100,000 - 200,000 Best guess [R1569] 2006 - 2015 STA? Poor [R1548] 1400 2018 [S8904] [T6803]
lucidus, Coastal West Africa 2010 - 2014 40,000 - 40,000 Expert opinion [R1552] 2006 - 2015 INC? Poor [R1552] [R1548] 400 2018 [P1530] [S8839] [T6805]
lucidus, Coastal Southern Africa 1964 - 2013 15,000 - 15,000 Expert opinion [R317] [R1371] 2006 - 2015 STA? Reasonable [R1548] 150 2018



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