Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser albifrons Common name Greater White-fronted Goose
Population name albifrons, NW Siberia & NE Europe/North-west Europe
Breeding range European Arctic Russia & NW Siberia Non-breeding range NW Europe
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia 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 0 450,000 450,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 600,000 600,000 [R426]
WPE 4 0 0 1,000,000 1,000,000 [R257]
WPE 3 0 0 1,000,000 1,000,000 [R257]
WPE 5 1999 2009 1,200,000 1,200,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 5 1999 2009 1,200,000 1,200,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 4 1997 1999 1,000,000 1,000,000 Census based
CSR 6 2008 2012 1,000,000 1,000,000 Census based [S8239] [R1410]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1986 INC [R532]
WPE 2 1980 1986 INC [R532]
WPE 4 1985 2005 STA [T2519] [R668]
WPE 3 1990 1999 INC [R424]
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Good [T5436] [R866] [R888]
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Good [T2522] [R866] [R888]
CSR 4 1990 2005 STA Poor
CSR 6 1997 2007 INC Good [T6240] [R1381] [R1410]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 4500
WPE 2 1997 6000
WPE 4 2006 10000
WPE 3 2002 10000
WPE 5 2012 12000
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 4 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
  • 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.
  • R257 - Gilissen, N., Haanstra, L. and Delany, S. Boere, G. and Hagemeijer, W. 2002. Numbers and Distribution of Wintering Waterbirds in the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia in 1997, 1998 and 1999 - Results from the International Waterbird Census. Wetlands International Globale Series No. 11, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • 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
  • 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
  • R1410 - Koffijberg & van Winden 2014. Aantalontwikkeling. In: Schekkerman et al. 2014. Naar een populatiemodel voor de Kolgans. Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, NIOO & Sovon. Nijmegen/Wageningen. URL: Aantalontwikkeling. In: Schekkerman et al. 2014. Naar een populatiemodel voor de Kolgans.
  • 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.
  • R1584 - Jongejans E., Nolet B.A., Schekkerman H., Kof jberg K. & de Kroon H. 2015. Naar een effectief en internationaal verantwoord beheer van de in Nederland overwinterende populatie Kolganzen. Sovon-rapport 2014/56, CAPS-rapport 2014/02. Sovon Vogelonderzoek Nederland, Nijmegen. URL: https://www.bij12.nl/assets/FF-caps_rapport_2014-02_kolganzen_beheer-1.pdf
  • 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

  • T2519 - 386: Increases in 1990s levelled off in 2000s, as indicated by lower breeding success of birds wintering in W Europe.
  • T5436 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1983-2007: +3.5% p.a. ? Increase. Fox et al. 2010: Trend 1958-2009: +7.7% p.a. Trend 1995-2009: +2.9% p.a.
  • T2522 - 898. Trend 1983-2007: +3.5% p.a. – Increase. 876: Trend 1958-2009: +7.7% p.a. Trend 1995-2009: +2.9% p.a.
  • S8239 - Average of census data from the period of 2008-2012 collected by Koffijberg & van Winden (2014). Min. 999,721 in 2010, max. 1,135,316 in 2011.
  • T6240 - Nagy et al. (2014) indicated uncertain/fluctuating trend based on IWC data, but Koffijberg & van Winden (2014) showed continued increase.
  • S9046 - Estimate updated based on the latest population estimate mentioned in the reference.
  • T6885 - +0.8% p. annum. After long-term increase the population appears to have stabilised.



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