Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser fabalis Common name Bean Goose
Population name fabalis, North-east Europe/North-west Europe
Breeding range Scandinavia E to West Siberia Non-breeding range NW Europe
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 1 0 0 80,000 80,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 80,000 80,000 [R532]
WPE 3 0 0 100,000 100,000 [R424]
WPE 4 0 0 70,000 90,000 [R488]
WPE 5 1999 2011 40,000 45,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 4 2005 2005 70,000 90,000 Expert opinion
CSR 5 1999 2009 63,000 63,000 Expert opinion [R866]
CSR 6 2011 2011 50,000 70,000 Expert opinion [S8495] [R1406] [R1407]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1985 INC [R532]
WPE 2 1980 1985 INC [R532]
WPE 3 1990 1999 STA [R424]
WPE 4 1994 2004 DEC [T2473] [R488]
WPE 5 1999 2009 DEC Reasonable [T5690] [R866] [R891]
CSR 4 2005 2005 DEC Reasonable
CSR 5 1999 2009 DEC Reasonable [T2474] [R866] [R891]
CSR 6 2002 2012 DEC Reasonable [R1406]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 800
WPE 2 1997 800
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 800
WPE 5 2012 420
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • 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
  • 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
  • R488 - Nilsson, Leif and Thomas Heinicke in litt. 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
  • R891 - Heinicke, T. In litt 2011.
  • R1406 - Heinicke, T. 2013. The Taiga Bean Goose – Population distribution and migration, status and trends, status of knowledge, scientific and monitoring efforts. Presentation at the Flyway Management Workshop for the Taiga Bean Goose (Anser f. fabalis) 05 December 2013, Kristianstad, Sweden.
  • R1407 - Fox, A., in litt. 2014
  • 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

  • T2473 - 494: Simultaneous decreases have been recorded in staging sites in Sweden and wintering sites in Germany.
  • T5690 - Ellermaa et al. 2010. Long-term trend ? Stable; Heinicke, T. In litt 2011.Trend 1999-2009 - Decline: Intensive surveys in January 2010-11 suggest decrease between 2004-5 and 2010-11 may be as much as 50%.
  • T2474 - 876. Long-term trend – Stable; Trend 1999-2009: - Decline 901:. Intensive surveys in January 2010/11 suggest decrease between 2004/5 and 2010/11 may be as much as 50%.
  • S8495 - Heinicke (2013) estimated the numbers at 40,000-45,000 based on data from 2011. However, Fox (in litt.) suggests that 2011 was an exceptional year with many geese missed through hard weather movements and he accounts for 2,500-3,000 in the western unit, 40,000-50,000 wintering in S Sweden/SE Denmark and 12,000-23,000 in Germany/Poland.
  • T6881 - -6% p. annum



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