Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Phalacrocorax carbo Common name Great Cormorant
Population name lucidus, Central & Eastern Africa
Breeding range Central & Eastern Africa to Zambia & Malawi Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (Western/Eastern Africa).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 2001 2001 200,000 500,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 200,000 500,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2001 2001 200,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 200,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 200,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 1995 2013 200,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 6 1991 2001 STA Poor [T6625] [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 3500
WPE 4 2006 3500
WPE 5 2012 3200
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • 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

  • T6625 - Possibly increasing in Kenya's Rift Valley (Wetlands International, unpublished IWC data)
  • T6804 - Wetlands International (2017) reports strong increase in the long-term and statistically uncertain short-term trend indicating that the increase has slowed down or has even stopped.



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