Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser albifrons Common name Greater White-fronted Goose
Population name albifrons, Western Siberia/Black Sea & Turkey
Breeding range European Arctic Russia & NW Siberia Non-breeding range SE Europe, Turkey
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 0 250,000 250,000 [R532]
WPE 3 0 0 350,000 700,000 [R424]
WPE 4 0 0 350,000 700,000 [R424]
WPE 2 0 0 650,000 650,000 [R426]
WPE 5 2007 2007 200,000 200,000 Expert opinion [S7799] [R36]
CSR 4 1990 1993 350,000 700,000 Expert opinion
CSR 5 2007 2007 200,000 200,000 Expert opinion [S4015] [R883]
CSR 6 2010 2013 240,000 250,000 Expert opinion [S8240] [R1412]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1985 STA [R532]
WPE 3 1990 1999 STA [R424]
WPE 4 1990 1999 STA [R424]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1998 2006 Unknown No idea [T5442]
CSR 4 1980 1993 STA No idea
CSR 5 1998 2006 Unknown No idea [T2530] [R866] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2013 UNC Poor [T6255] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 2500
WPE 3 2002 5300
WPE 4 2006 5300
WPE 2 1997 6500
WPE 5 2012 2000
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
  • 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.
  • R36 - Bamford, M.J., Watkins, D.G., Bancroft, W. Tischler, G and Wahl, J. (in prep, 2006). Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Important Sites. Wetlands International - Oceania.
  • R883 - Waterbird Population Estimates for a key staging site in Kazakhstan: a contribution to wetland conservation on the Central Asian flyway. Bird Conservation International 18: 71-86. doi: 10.1017/S0959270908000087
  • 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
  • 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.
  • R1565 - Fox, A.D. & Leafloor, J.O. (in prep) A global audit of the status and trends of Arctic and Northern Hemisphere goose populations.
  • R1590 - BSPB. 2017. Close to 700 000 waterbirds counted during the IWC in Bulgaria. URL: http://bspb.org/en/news/Blizo-700000-vodolubivi-ptici-biaha-ustanoveni-po-vreme-na-srednozimnoto-prebroiavane.html

Notes

  • S7799 - Fox et al. 2010. Presents new estimate of 200,000 but 37. indicates counts of 426,000-459,000 on migration at Lake Tengiz complex, Kazakhstan, in 1998-2006.
  • T5442 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend: +13.6% for 1987-2007 ? Uncertain.
  • S4015 - 876. Presents new estimate of 200,000 but 37. indicates counts of 426,000-459,000 on migration at Lake Tengiz complex, Kazakhstan, in 1998-2006.
  • T2530 - 898. Trend: +13.6% for 1987-2007 – Uncertain.
  • S8240 - National count totals (representing incomplete minimum estimates) for years 2010-2013 were 105,676, 248,042, 33,929 and 245,069 individuals for BG, CY, GR, IR, JD, RO, RU, SY, UA and TR.
  • T6255 - Uncertain trend due to high proportion of imputed values in 15 years out of the last 25 years.
  • S8877 - 400,000 individuals were counted in January 2017 in Bulgaria. This number is not yet included into the estimate because it is unclear whether it was just an influx from the Central European population.
  • T6887 - 1988-2012: +1,4% per annum.



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