Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser brachyrhynchus Common name Pink-footed Goose
Population name East Greenland & Iceland/UK
Breeding range E Greenland, Iceland Non-breeding range Scotland, England
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions 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 2 0 0 225,000 225,000 [R426]
WPE 1 0 0 190,000 190,000 [R532]
WPE 3 0 0 240,000 240,000 [R375]
WPE 4 0 0 270,000 270,000 [R694]
WPE 5 1999 2009 350,000 350,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 4 2004 2004 270,000 270,000 Census based
CSR 5 1999 2009 350,000 350,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 6 2013 2013 372,000 372,000 Census based [S8261] [R1348] [R1355]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1950 1990 INC [R578]
WPE 1 1980 1986 INC [R532]
WPE 3 1990 1999 INC [R424]
WPE 4 1990 1999 INC [R424]
WPE 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T5647] [R888] [R866]
CSR 4 1950 1997 INC Good
CSR 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T2421] [R866] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2012 INC Good [R1348] [R1355]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 2250
WPE 1 1994 1900
WPE 3 2002 2400
WPE 4 2006 2700
WPE 5 2012 3500
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R426 - Madsen, J., Reed, A. and Andreev, A. 1996. Status and trends of geese (Anser sp., Branta sp.) in the world: a review, updating and evaluation. In: Proceedings of Anatidae 2000. M. Birkan, J. van Vessem, P. Havet, J. Madsen, B. Trolliet, and M. Moser (eds.
  • R578 - Scott, D.A. and Rose, P.M. 1996. Atlas of Anatidae populations in Africa and western Eurasia. Wetlands International Publication No. 41. Wetlands International, Wageningen, NL. 336 pp.
  • R532 - Pirot, J-Y., Laursen, K., Madsen, J. and Monval, J-Y. 1989. Population estimates of swans, geese, ducks, and Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) in the Western Palearctic and Sahelian Africa. In: Boyd, H. and Pirot, J.-Y. (eds.). Flyways and Reserves Networks. IWRB Spec. Publ. No.9. Slimbridge, UK
  • R375 - Kershaw, M. and P.A. Cranswick. 2002 in press. Numbers of wildfowl and selected waterbirds wintering in Great Britain. Biological Conservation.
  • R424 - Madsen, J., Cracknell, G. and Fox, A.D. (eds). (1999). Goose populations of the Western Palearctic: A review of status and distribution. Wetlands International Publication No.48. Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands; National Environmental Re
  • R694 - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, unpublished data, 2005.
  • R866 - Fox, A.D., Ebbinge, B.S., Mitchell, C., Heinicke, T., Aarvak, T., Colhoun, K., Clausen, P., Dereliev, S., Faragao, S., Koffijberg, K., Kruckenberg, H., Loonen, M.J.J.E., Madsen, J., Mooij, J., Musil, P., Nilsson, L., Pihl, S., and Van der Jeugd, H. 2010. Current estimates of goose population sizes in estern Europe, a gap analysis and an assessment of trends. Ornis Svecica 20: 115-127
  • 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
  • R1348 - Mitchell, C. 2013. Status and distribution of Icelandic-breeding geese: results of the 2012 international census. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Report, Slimbridge. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/IGC_2012report.pdf
  • R1355 - Mitchell, C. (2014) The icelandic-breeding Goose Census in 2013 - a record count of Pinkfeet. Goose News 13: 21
  • R1565 - Fox, A.D. & Leafloor, J.O. (in prep) A global audit of the status and trends of Arctic and Northern Hemisphere goose populations.

Notes

  • T5647 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1983-2007: +4.3% p.a. ? Increase. Fox et al. 2010: Trend 1950-2009: +3.9% p a; Trend 1995-2009: +2.8% p.a.
  • T2421 - 898. Trend 1983-2007: +4.3% p.a. – Increase. 876: Trend 1950-2009: +3.9% p a; Trend 1995-2009: +2.8% p.a.
  • S8261 - This represents the highest ever count (Mitchell, 2014). Minimum: 260,325 individuals in 2011, but this is considered to be an underestimate (Mitchell, 2013).
  • T6883 - +2.8% p. annum



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