Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser albifrons Common name Greater White-fronted Goose
Population name albifrons, Northern Siberia/Caspian & Iraq
Breeding range European Arctic Russia & NW Siberia Non-breeding range Caspian, Iran, Iraq
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 15,000 15,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1990 1995 15,000 15,000 [R578]
WPE 3 1990 1995 15,000 15,000 [R578]
WPE 4 1990 1995 15,000 15,000 [R578]
WPE 5 1990 1995 15,000 15,000 Best guess [R578]
CSR 4 1990 1995 15,000 15,000 Best guess [R578]
CSR 5 1990 1995 15,000 15,000 Best guess [R578]
CSR 6 1990 2012 15,000 15,000 Best guess [S8255] [R578] [R866] [R1365]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 2 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 3 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 4 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 5 1987 1991 DEC Poor [R519]
CSR 4 1987 1991 DEC Poor [R519]
CSR 5 1987 1991 DEC Poor [R519]
CSR 6 2003 2012 DEC Poor [T6256] [R1336] [R1381] [R1365]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 150
WPE 2 1997 150
WPE 3 2002 150
WPE 4 2006 150
WPE 5 2012 150
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.
  • R1336 - WI2014
  • 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.
  • R1591 - Wetlands International. 2017. Draft species count totals by country for the period 2013 - 2017. URL: http://iwc.wetlands.org/index.php/nattotals

Notes

  • S8255 - Fox et al (2010) stated that there is no sufficient data to estimate the numbers of this population. However, we retain Scott & Rose estimate because IWC and other data indicate that this might be still a valid estimate. The IWC count totals were 12,055 and 7,655 in 2003 and 2004, but count coverage is extremely low and biased with very little information from Central Asia.
  • T6256 - Fairly sporadic IWC data indicate that the decline of this population continues. Numbers counted at the Gyzylagach Nature Reserve, Azerbaijan, gradually decreased from 11,952 in 2003 to 0 in 2010-2012. At Lake Aggyol, Azerbaijan, numbers decreased from 1,450 in 2004 to 900 in 2012. National totals for Iran decreased from 2,008 in 2001 to 287 in 2012.
  • S9054 - 24,030 individuals reported from Uzbekistan in January 2017. An additional 1,350 was reported from Iran (Wetlands International 2017). This indicates that earlier figures were an underestimation. Therefore, this figure is adopted as a new minimum estimation.



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