Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser albifrons Common name Greater White-fronted Goose
Population name flavirostris, Greenland/Ireland & UK
Breeding range W Greenland Non-breeding range Ireland, Scotland, Wales
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Europe North America
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 26,000 26,000 [R610]
WPE 2 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R426]
WPE 4 0 0 27,000 27,000 [S4021] [R241]
WPE 3 0 0 27,000 27,000 [R240]
WPE 5 2006 2011 24,000 24,000 Census based [S7801] [R918]
CSR 4 2006 2006 24,800 24,800 Census based
CSR 5 2006 2011 24,000 24,000 Census based [S4024] [R918]
CSR 6 2013 2013 22,200 22,200 Census based [S8256] [R1489]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1983 1993 INC [R610]
WPE 2 1985 1994 INC [R426]
WPE 4 1990 2004 DEC [T2535] [R241]
WPE 3 1992 2002 DEC [R240]
WPE 5 1999 2009 DEC Good [T5444] [R918]
CSR 4 1998 2003 DEC Good
CSR 5 1999 2009 DEC Good [T2538] [R866]
CSR 6 2003 2013 DEC Good [T6257] [R1347]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 260
WPE 2 1997 300
WPE 4 2006 270
WPE 3 2002 300
WPE 5 2012 240
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R610 - Stroud, D.A. (pers. comm.). 1994. Unpublished data concerning the size and status of native Hebridean Greylag Goose population.
  • 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.
  • R241 - Fox, A.D. and Francis, I. 2004. Report of the 2003/2004 Census of Greenland White-fronted Geese in Britain. Greenland White-fronted Goose Study, Kal?, Denmark.
  • R240 - Fox, A.D. 2002. The Greenland White-fronted Goose study census network. I-WeBS News 7: 3-4.
  • R918 - Fox, A.D., Francis, I.S. and Walsh, A.J. (2011) Report of the 2010/2011 international census of Greenland White-fronted Geese. Greenland White-fronted Goose Study and National Parks and Wildlife Service. 18 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
  • R1489 - Fox, A.D., Francis, I., Norris, D. & Walsh, A. 2014. Report on the 2013/2014 International Census of Greenland White-fronted Geese. Greenland White-fronted Goose Study and National Parks and Wildlife Service, Kalo, DK and Wexford, IE. URL: https://gwfg-conservation.wikispaces.com/file/view/Greenland%20White-fronted%20Geese%20in%20Britain%20%26%20Ireland%202013-14.pdf/528011330/Greenland%20White-fronted%20Geese%20in%20Britain%20%26%20Ireland%202013-14.pdf
  • R1347 - Fox, A.D., Francis, I., Norris, D. & Walsh, A. 2013. Report on the 2012/2013 International Census of Greenland White-fronted Geese. Greenland White-fronted Goose Study and National Parks and Wildlife Service, Kalo, DK and Wexford, IE. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Greenland-White-fronted-Goose-Study-report-2012-13.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

  • S4021 - Numbers peaked at 35,500 in late 1990s, declined to <27,000 by 2002 (243). 244: Production of young in 2003 remained below that necessary to maintain a stable population. Population estimated at 24,000 in spring 2005 (B41).
  • T2535 - Numbers peaked at 35,500 in late 1990s, declined to <27,000 by 2002 (243).
  • S7801 - Numbers peaked at 35,500 in late 1990s, but declined since then (Fox 2002). Population estimated at 24,000 based on the average of the last 5 years, despite count of 25,756 in spring 2011 after the first good breeding season (2010) in 15 years (Fox et al. 2011).
  • T5444 - Fox et al. 2010 - Trend 1983-2009: +1.1% p.a.;Trend 1999-2009: -3.0% p.a. Production of young has remained low since 1996 remaining below that necessary to maintain a stable population (Fox et al. 2011).
  • S4024 - Numbers peaked at 35,500 in late 1990s, but declined since then (243). Population estimated at 24,000 based on the average of the last 5 years, despite count of 25,756 in spring 2011 after the first good breeding season (2010) in 15 years (928).
  • T2538 - 876. Trend 1983-2009: +1.1% p.a.;Trend 1999-2009: -3.0% p.a. Production of young has remained low since 1996 remaining below that necessary to maintain a stable population (928).
  • S8256 - 20,797 individuals in spring 2014. Max. of the period of 2010-2014 was 25,765 in spring 2011.
  • T6257 - Significant long-term decline predicted based on rate of change.
  • T6886 - Following an increase from 1983 to 1999, the population is declining with a rate of 2.8% p annum approaching the levels in 1983.



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