Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ardea cinerea Common name Grey Heron
Population name cinerea, Sub-Saharan Africa
Breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa, Comoros 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 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R232]
WPE 4 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R232]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R232]
CSR 4 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R232]
CSR 5 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R232]
CSR 6 1995 2014 100,000 300,000 Expert opinion [S8604] [R1371]

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 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 6 1995 2014 STA Poor [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 10000
WPE 4 2006 10000
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 10000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R232 - Fishpool, L.D.C. and Evans, M.I.,(Eds). 2001. Important Bird Areas in Africa and associated islands: Priority sites for conservation. Newbury and Cambridge, UK: Pisces Publications and BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 11).
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • 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/
  • 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

  • S8604 - approx 50,000 in Southern Africa, up to 100,000 in Eastern Africa, up to 100,000 in Western Africa, and up to 50,000 in Central Africa



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