Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Phalacrocorax carbo Common name Great Cormorant
Population name lucidus, Coastal West Africa
Breeding range Coastal Mauritania to Guinea 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 35,000 35,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 35,000 35,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2001 2001 35,000 35,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 35,000 35,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 35,000 35,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 6 2010 2014 40,000 40,000 Expert opinion [S8583] [R1359]

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 2003 2014 INC? Reasonable [T6590] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 350
WPE 4 2006 350
WPE 5 2012 350
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R1359 - van Roomen, M., van Winden, E. & Langendoen, T. 2014. The assessment of trends and population sizes of a selection of waterbird species and populations from the coastal East Atlantic Flyway for Conservation Status Report 6 of The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement. Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative, Wetlands International & Birdlife International.
  • R1552 - van Roomen M., Nagy S., Foppen R., Dodman T., Citegetse G. & Ndiaye A. 2015. Status of coastal waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway. With special attention to flyway populations making use of the Wadden Sea. Programme Rich Wadden Sea, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Sovon, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom &, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. URL: http://www.waddensea-secretariat.org/sites/default/files/downloads/status_coastal_birds_eaf_2014_1.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

  • S8583 - 32,217 were counted in January 2014. This counted number was raised to an estimate of 40.000.
  • T6590 - Trend analyses indicate unclear trend because of large scatter of data points, however suggestion of increase in recent years which is also confirmed by the population size estimates.
  • S8839 - 32,217 were counted in January 2014. This counted number was raised to an estimate of 40.000.
  • T6805 - Both van Roomen et al. (2015) and Wetlands International (2017) suggest increasing population trends.



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