Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser erythropus Common name Lesser White-fronted Goose
Population name C & E Siberia
Breeding range C & E Siberia Non-breeding range E China, Korea, Japan
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes Small groups in Japan and Korea could be considered as separate populations.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 14,000 14,000 [R455]
WPE 4 0 0 20,000 20,000 [S4148] [R409]
WPE 1 0 0 6,000 6,000 [R10]
WPE 2 0 0 6,000 6,000 [R10]
WPE 5 2000 2010 25,000 28,000 Expert opinion [S7841] [R1286]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 4 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 1 1982 1992 DEC [R10]
WPE 2 1982 1992 DEC [R10]
WPE 5 2000 2010 STA? No idea [T5484] [R1296] [R1286]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 140
WPE 4 2006 200
WPE 1 1994 60
WPE 2 1997 60
WPE 5 2012 260

References

  • R455 - Miyabayashi, Y. and Mundkur, T. 1999. Atlas of Key Sites for Anatidae in the East Asian Flyway. Wetlands International ? Japan ? Tokyo, and Wetlands International ? Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur. 148 pp.
  • 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.
  • R409 - Li, Z. W. D. and Mundkur, T. 2004. Numbers and distribution of Waterbirds and wetlands in the Asia-Pacific Region.Results of the Asian Waterbird Census 1997-2001. Wetlands International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R10 - Andreev, A. (pers. comm.). 1993. Unpublished summary of Wetlands International Asian Waterfowl Census results for Perennou et al. 1994.
  • R1286 - Xing Wang, Anthony D. Fox, Peihao Cong and Lei Cao. Why are wintering Lesser White-fronted Geese Anser erythropus so localised? Food constraints explain distribution and vulnerability of a specialist herbivore in China. Submitted to Ibis (7 Feb 2012).
  • R1296 - Cao, L., Barter, M. and Lei, G. 2008. New Anatidae population estimates for eastern China: implications for flyway population sizes. Biol. Conserv. 141: 2301?2309.

Notes

  • S4148 - 415: 20,001 recorded by AWC in 1997. 45: 16,937 counted in Lower Yangtze Valley in 2004. 257: 3,000 migrate through the Kamchatka Peninsula in spring.
  • S7841 - Recent surveys in Yangtze in China have found only c.21,000 individuals, mostly confined to East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve (Cao et al .2008, Xin Wang et al. 2012). Careful monitoring research has found a small population (<125) in Japan each year (max number) 1999-2000 - 35; 2000-2001 - 41; 2001-2002- 45; 2002-2003- 6; 2003-2004- 70; 2004-2005 - 95; 2005-2006 - 72; 2006-2007 - 83; 2007-2008 - 124; 2008-2009 - 98. Small numbers (<100) are observed annually in Korea (Moores, N. in litt 2012).
  • T5484 - Recent surveys in Yangtze in China have found only c.21,000 individuals, mostly confined to East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve (Cao et al .2008, Xin Wang et al. 2012). Careful monitoring research has found a small population (<125) in Japan each y



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