Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Phalacrocorax capensis Common name Cape Cormorant
Population name Coastal Southern Africa
Breeding range Coastal Southern Africa, Angola to South Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Endangered
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 4 2005 2005 300,000 300,000 [S3416] [R64]
WPE 3 1999 1999 216,000 216,000 [R68]
WPE 1 0 0 250,000 250,000 [R700]
WPE 2 0 0 550,000 550,000 [R145]
WPE 5 2005 2005 300,000 300,000 Census based [R64]
CSR 4 2005 2005 300,000 300,000 Census based [R64]
CSR 5 2005 2005 300,000 300,000 Census based [R64]
CSR 6 2012 2012 360,000 420,000 Census based [S8644] [R1391]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1977 1996 DEC [R64]
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC [R196]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1977 1996 DEC Poor [R64]
CSR 4 1977 1996 DEC Poor [R64]
CSR 5 1977 1996 DEC Poor [R64]
CSR 6 1977 2012 DEC Good [R1391]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 3000
WPE 3 2002 2200
WPE 1 1994 2500
WPE 2 1997 5500
WPE 5 2012 3000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R64 - BirdLife International. 2005. Threatened birds of the world 2005. Species factsheets available at?www.birdlife.org
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • 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
  • R700 - Williams, A.J. and Crawford, R.J.M. 1993.Distribution, Status and Conservation of Pelecaniform birds in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Red Sea (Abstracts). In: Wilson, R.T. (ed.) Birds and the African Environment: Proceedings of the eigth Pan-African Ornithological Congress. Annales Musee Royale de l'Afrique Centrale (Zoologie) Vol 268.
  • 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.
  • R1391 - Wanless, R. et al. (in prep.) Action Plan for the Benguela Current seabirds. AEWA Secretariat, Bonn.

Notes

  • S3416 - 65: 72,000 breeding pairs in 1996 (216,000 individuals). 400: About 50,000 pairs breeding in Baia dos Tigres, SW Angola in recent survey (150,000 individuals). Total estimate given as 300,000, because breeding birds in Angola may have moved from further south (198).
  • S8644 - NA (2005/6): 56,750 pairs , ZA (2012): 64,000 pairs AN (2013) 3,500 pairs = 120,000-140,000 pairs.



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