Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Phalacrocorax carbo Common name Great Cormorant
Population name lucidus, Coastal Southern Africa
Breeding range Southern Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 11,000 13,000 [R155]
WPE 4 0 0 13,000 13,000 [R317]
WPE 1 0 0 10,000 25,000 [R165]
WPE 2 0 0 10,000 25,000 [R145]
WPE 5 2005 2005 13,000 13,000 Expert opinion [R317]
CSR 4 2005 2005 13,000 13,000 Expert opinion [R317]
CSR 5 2005 2005 13,000 13,000 Expert opinion [R317]
CSR 6 1964 2013 15,000 15,000 Expert opinion [R317] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA [R196]
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA [R196]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [T5289] [R196] [R888]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA Poor [R196]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [T2086] [R196] [R888]
CSR 6 1964 2013 STA Good [R1374]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 120
WPE 4 2006 130
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 130
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
  • R196 - du Toit, M., Boere, G.C., Cooper, J., Kemper, J., Lenten, B., Simmons, R.S., Whittington, P.A. and Byers, O. (eds). 2002. Conservation assessment and management plan for southern African coastal seabirds. Workshop Report, Cape Town, South Africa, 4-8 Feb
  • R317 - Hockey P.A.R., Dean, W.R.J. and Ryan, P.G. (eds). 2005. Roberts - Birds of Southern Africa, 7th ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town.
  • R165 - Croxall, J.P., Evans, P.G.H. and Schreiber, R.W. (eds.). 1984. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. ICBP Technical Publication No. 2. Cambridge, UK.
  • R145 - Cooper, J., Williams, A.J. and Britton, P.L. 1984. Distribution, population sizes and conservation of breeding seabirds in the Afrotropical region. IUCN Technical Publication 2, 403-417.
  • 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
  • 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/
  • R1374 - Crawford (2007)
  • 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

  • T5289 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1994-2007: +1.2% p.a. ? Uncertain.
  • T2086 - 898. Trend 1994-2007: +1.2% p.a. – Uncertain.



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