Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Phalacrocorax aristotelis Common name European Shag
Population name desmarestii
Breeding range C Mediterranean to Black Sea Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 7,500 7,500 [R165]
WPE 2 1994 1994 15,000 15,000 [R70]
WPE 3 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R4]
WPE 4 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R4]
WPE 5 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R4]
CSR 6 1990 2012 -1 -1 No quality assessment [R1333]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1965 1980 DEC [R165]
WPE 2 1965 1980 DEC [R165]
WPE 3 1965 1980 DEC [R165]
WPE 4 1965 1980 DEC [R165]
WPE 5 1965 1980 DEC [R165]
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA Poor [T6474] [R1333]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 75
WPE 2 1997 150
WPE 3 2002 300
WPE 4 2006 300
WPE 5 2012 300
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • 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.
  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • R4 - Aguilar, J.S. and Fernandez, G. 1999. Species Action Plan for the Mediterranean Shag Phalacracorax aristotelis desmarestii in Europe. BirdLife International
  • R1333 - BiE3

Notes

  • T6474 - Both breeding and incomplete non-breeding numbers appear to be stable (breeding: -0.32% - +0.52%, -0.29% - + 0.29%, non-breeding: -1.90% - +1.78%, -0.45% - +0.68%) for the periods of 2000-2012 and 1980-2012 respectively.



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