Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Common name Socotra Cormorant
Population name Gulf of Aden, Socotra, Arabian Sea
Breeding range Gulf of Aden, Socotra, Arabian Sea Non-breeding range
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
Notes Split from Arabian Coast & Gulf of Aden in WPE4.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 60,000 60,000 [S3409] [R345]
WPE 5 2000 2000 60,000 60,000 Expert opinion [R345]
CSR 4 2000 2000 60,000 60,000 Expert opinion [R345]
CSR 5 2000 2000 60,000 60,000 Expert opinion [R345]
CSR 6 2000 2001 60,000 63,000 Expert opinion [R1330]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA [R192]
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA/INC No idea [R192]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA/INC Poor [R192]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA/INC Poor [R192]
CSR 6 1990 2000 STA/INC Poor [R1330] [R1508]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 600
WPE 5 2012 600
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R345 - Jennings, M.C. 2003. ABBA Survey 31: Bir Ali and Red Sea Islands, Yemen. Phoenix 19:11-20.
  • R192 - Dodman, T., 2006. Status, estimates and trends of waterbird populations in Africa. Wetlands International, Dakar.
  • R1330 - Jennings, M.C. 2010. Atlas of Breeding Birds of Arabia. Fauna of Arabia Vol. 25. Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Frankfurt, Germany and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • R1508 - BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Phalacrocorax nigrogularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2014.
  • R1569 - Sheldon, R. 2017. Estimates of breeding waterbird populations in Central/SW Asia, The Caucasus and the Arabian Peninsula.

Notes

  • S3409 - 65: estimate of 10,000 pairs (30,000 individuals) does not include Yemen. 348: an additional 10,000 pairs (30,000 individuals) breed on Bir Ali Is, Yemen.



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