Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus armenicus Common name Armenian Gull
Population name Armenia, Eastern Turkey & NW Iran
Breeding range Caucasus through Armenia to E Turkey, NW Iran Non-breeding range SE Black Sea, E Mediterranean, N Red Sea
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 30,000 30,000 No quality assessment [R555]
WPE 2 0 0 30,000 30,000 No quality assessment [R555]
WPE 3 0 0 69,000 75,000 No quality assessment [R557]
WPE 4 0 0 69,000 75,000 No quality assessment [R557]
WPE 5 1999 1999 69,000 75,000 Expert opinion [R557]
CSR 4 1999 1999 69,000 75,000 Expert opinion [R557]
CSR 5 1999 1999 69,000 75,000 Expert opinion [R557]
CSR 6 1999 1999 69,000 75,000 Expert opinion [R557]
CSR 7 2002 2013 59,000 85,000 Expert opinion [S8933] [R1569] [R1549]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 2003 2012 Unknown No idea [T6411]
CSR 7 2003 2012 DEC Reasonable [T6985] [R1549] [R1559]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 300
WPE 2 1997 300
WPE 3 2002 720
WPE 4 2006 720
WPE 5 2012 720
CSR 4 -1 -1 Not Set
CSR 5 -1 -1 Not Set
CSR 6 -1 -1 Not Set
CSR 7 2018 700

References

  • R555 - Rose, P.M. and Scott, D.A. 1994. Waterfowl Population Estimates. IWRB Publication 29. Slimbridge, UK.
  • R557 - Rufray, X. (2000) Present knowledge on the distribution and ecology of the Armenian Gull Larus armenicus. In Yesou, P. and Sultana, J. (eds) Proceedings of the 5th MEDMARAVIS Symposium, Floriana, Malta. Environment Protection Department
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • R1569 - Sheldon, R. 2017. Estimates of breeding waterbird populations in Central/SW Asia, The Caucasus and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1559 - BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2017.

Notes

  • T6411 - No updated trend information is available yet.
  • S8933 - 19,000-29,000 pairs in AM, GE and TR (BirdLife International, 2015). Sheldon (2017) reports 530 pairs from IR. This yields a new estimate of 59,000-89,000 individuals.
  • T6985 - Reportedly, the European population undergoes a continuous decline (BirdLife International 2015) and the site where the species has been recorded breeding in Iran has decreased greatly in size, the global population is thought to be declining at moderately rapid rate approaching 30% in three generations (BirdLife International 2017).



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