Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus dominicanus Common name Kelp Gull
Population name vetula, Coastal Southern Africa
Breeding range Coastal Southern Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
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Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 70,000 70,000 [R155]
WPE 4 0 0 70,000 70,000 [S2168] [R156]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2001 2001 70,000 70,000 Expert opinion [R156]
CSR 4 2001 2001 70,000 70,000 Expert opinion [R156]
CSR 5 2001 2001 70,000 70,000 Expert opinion [R156]
CSR 6 2001 2001 70,000 70,000 Expert opinion [R156]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 INC [R155]
WPE 4 1994 2004 INC [R156]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T5067] [R888]
CSR 4 1950 2001 INC Reasonable
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T1441] [R888]
CSR 6 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T6774] [R888]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 700
WPE 4 2006 700
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 700
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R155 - Crawford, R in prep. 2002. Species texts for: Cape Cormorant, Phalacrocorax capensis, Crowned Cormorant, Phalacrocorax coronatus, Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus, Kelp Gull, Larus dominicanus. In: Hockey, P.A.R., et al. In prep. , Roberts' Bird
  • R156 - Crawford, R. 2005. Species texts for: Cape Cormorant, Phalacrocorax capensis, Crowned Cormorant, Phalacrocorax coronatus, Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus, Kelp Gull, Larus dominicanus. In: Hockey, P.A.R., et al, Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa 7th Edition
  • R888 - Wetlands International, 2012. Results of trend analysis undertaken for CSR5 2012, presented in Annex 4. http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop5_docs/pdf/mop5_14_csr5.pdf
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S2168 - Overall population in 2000, >22,500 pairs (67,500 individuals) (192).
  • T5067 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1992-2007: +5.7% p.a. ? Increase.
  • T1441 - 898. Trend 1992-2007: +5.7% p.a. – Increase.
  • T6774 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1992-2007: +5.7% p.a. ? Increase.



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on