Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Phalacrocorax carbo Common name Great Cormorant
Population name sinensis, West & South-west Asia
Breeding range SE Europe, West & Central Asia Non-breeding range SW & Central Asia, Caspian
Red List Category Least Concern
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 1987 1991 100,000 100,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 100,000 100,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1987 1991 100,000 100,000 [R519]
WPE 4 1987 1991 100,000 100,000 [R519]
WPE 5 1987 1991 100,000 100,000 Expert opinion [R519]
CSR 4 1987 1991 100,000 100,000 Expert opinion [R519]
CSR 5 1987 1991 100,000 100,000 Expert opinion [R519]
CSR 6 1990 2014 100,000 200,000 Best guess [S8471] [R519]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1991 2007 Unknown No idea [T5286]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1991 2007 Unknown Poor [T2080] [R888]
CSR 6 2000 2012 Unknown No idea [T6469] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 1000
WPE 2 1997 1000
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1000
WPE 5 2012 1000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • 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
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1569 - Sheldon, R. 2017. Estimates of breeding waterbird populations in Central/SW Asia, The Caucasus and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • 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

  • T5286 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1993-2007: +1.8% p.a. ? Increase.
  • T2080 - 898. Trend 1993-2007: +1.8% p.a. – Increase.
  • S8471 - Average for Central Asia and the Caucasus: 18,363-57,947 (2003-2005, Solokha 2006), FYM for IR 63,641 (2009-2013), IQ: 13,636 (2010), SA: 10,725 (1993-1996).
  • T6469 - Data is too sporadic for a large part of the range to draw conclusions.
  • S8904 - See CSR6 and Sheldon (2017)
  • T6803 - Wetlands International (2017) reported statistically significant increase over the period of 1990-2015. The trend for the period of 2006-2015 is uncertain due to year-to-year fluctuations, but generally seems to be stable.



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

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