Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser albifrons Common name Greater White-fronted Goose
Population name albifrons, Western Siberia/Central Europe
Breeding range European Arctic Russia & NW Siberia Non-breeding range Central 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 0 100,000 100,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 100,000 100,000 [R532]
WPE 3 0 0 10,000 40,000 [R424]
WPE 4 0 0 10,000 40,000 [R424]
WPE 5 1999 2009 110,000 110,000 Expert opinion [R866]
CSR 4 1990 1993 10,000 40,000 Expert opinion
CSR 5 1999 2009 110,000 110,000 Expert opinion [R866]
CSR 6 2013 2013 163,000 163,000 Census based [S8254] [R1365] [R1412]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1985 DEC [R532]
WPE 2 1980 1985 DEC [R532]
WPE 3 1990 1999 DEC [R424]
WPE 4 1990 1999 DEC [R424]
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T5441] [R888]
CSR 4 1980 1993 DEC Reasonable
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T2526] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2012 INC Good [T6254] [R1381] [R866]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 1000
WPE 2 1997 1000
WPE 3 2002 250
WPE 4 2006 250
WPE 5 2012 1100
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
  • 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
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.
  • R1412 - Wetlands International 2014. International Waterbird Census Count Totals 2010 - 2013: African-Eurasian region. Online dataset. URL: http://www.wetlands.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=0YKYRi11%2f0k%3d&tabid=3044
  • 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

Notes

  • T5441 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1958-2009: +7.7% p.a. Trend 1995-2009: +2.9% p.a.
  • T2526 - 898. Trend 1958-2009: +7.7% p.a. Trend 1995-2009: +2.9% p.a.
  • S8254 - Historical mid-winter count maximum in January 2013 (Wetlands International, 2014).
  • T6254 - Trend 1988-2012: +9.66% p.a., 2003-2012: 5.24% p.a. (Nagy et al., 2014). Trend 1958-2009: +7.7% p.a. Trend 1995-2009: +2.9% p.a. (Fox et al., 2011).
  • S9053 - Jongejans et al. (2015) reported an average estimate of 139,000 individuals for the period of 2008-2012. However, the average IWC January count totals for 2011-2015 even without any accounting for missing counts have reached 167,000 individuals with 252,781 and 178,277 individuals in 2012 and 2013 respectively (Wetlands International unpublished data). As this might be caused by influx from other populations, the five-year mean is used as a population size estimate.



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