Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ardeola ralloides Common name Squacco Heron
Population name ralloides, SW Europe, NW Africa (bre)
Breeding range SW Europe, W Mediterranean, NW Africa Non-breeding range Sub-Saharan (mainly W) Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 2006 2006 2,700 5,600 [S3808] [R668]
WPE 3 2002 2002 2,700 5,600 [R604]
WPE 1 1994 1994 25,000 100,000 [R70]
WPE 2 1994 1994 10,000 25,000 [R70]
WPE 5 1995 2005 2,700 5,600 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 2,700 5,600 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 2,700 5,600 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 6 2002 2013 8,600 10,800 Expert opinion [S8229] [R1362] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1985 2005 INC [T2379] [R668]
WPE 3 1991 2001 INC [R604]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1995 2005 INC Poor [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 INC Poor [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 INC Poor [R668]
CSR 6 2000 2012 INC Reasonable [T6231] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 40
WPE 3 2002 40
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 40
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.
  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • 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/
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist

Notes

  • S3808 - 676 recognises a separate population in Tunisia, Algeria & Morocco of 120-300 individuals.
  • T2379 - Increased during 1990s in France, Spain, Italy.
  • S8229 - Total number of breeding pairs in FR, IT, ES and PT is 2,765-3,501 pairs according to the EU Birds Directive Art. 12 reports. C. 100 pairs in N. Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6231 - 52% increase based on the EU Birds Directive Art. 12 reporting data.
  • S8848 - 8,495-10,703 pairs in ES, FR, IT & PT (BirdLife International 2015). C. 100 pairs in N. Africa (Dodman, 2014).



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