Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ardea alba Common name Great White Egret
Population name alba, Western Asia/South-west Asia
Breeding range Caspian, Central & SW Asia Non-breeding range SW & Central Asia, Caspian
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1994 1994 10,000 100,000 [R70]
WPE 2 1994 1994 10,000 100,000 [R70]
WPE 3 0 0 10,000 100,000 [R579]
WPE 4 0 0 25,000 100,000 [R579]
WPE 5 2002 2002 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R579]
CSR 5 2002 2002 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R579]
CSR 4 2002 2002 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R579]
CSR 6 1990 2000 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R579]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 DEC? No idea [T5424] [R888]
CSR 5 1997 2007 DEC? Poor [T2333] [R888]
CSR 4 1970 2000 INC? No idea
CSR 6 2003 2012 STA/FLU Poor [T6486] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1000
WPE 5 2012 1000
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • R579 - Scott, D.A. in press, 2002. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. Update Report to African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
  • 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
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • 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

  • T5424 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1991-2007: -2.6% p.a. ? Significant long-term decline. However, most data being from only one country, Iran.
  • T2333 - 898. Trend 1991-2007: -2.6% p.a. – Significant long-term decline. However, most data being from only one country, Iran.
  • T6486 - Significant long-term decline.
  • S8908 - See CSR7 and Sheldon (2017).
  • T6813 - Long-term trend is also stable (Wetlands International 2017).



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on