Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser anser Common name Greylag Goose
Population name anser, Iceland/UK & Ireland
Breeding range Iceland Non-breeding range UK, Ireland
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions 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 89,100 89,100 [R375]
WPE 4 0 0 87,200 87,200 [R694]
WPE 5 1999 2009 98,000 98,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 4 2004 2004 87,200 87,200 Census based
CSR 5 1999 2009 98,000 98,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 6 2008 2012 107,000 107,000 Census based [S8257] [R1417]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1986 INC [R532]
WPE 2 1980 1986 INC [R532]
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA [R579]
WPE 4 1994 2004 STA [R694]
WPE 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T5724] [R866] [R894]
CSR 4 1985 2005 STA Good
CSR 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T2685] [R866] [R894]
CSR 6 2003 2013 INC Good [T6258] [R1348] [R1417]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 1000
WPE 2 1997 1000
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 870
WPE 5 2012 980
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
  • R375 - Kershaw, M. and P.A. Cranswick. 2002 in press. Numbers of wildfowl and selected waterbirds wintering in Great Britain. Biological Conservation.
  • R579 - Scott, D.A. in press, 2002. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. Update Report to African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
  • R694 - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, unpublished data, 2005.
  • 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
  • R894 - Mitchell, C. Colhoun, K., Fox, A.D., Griffin, L., Hall, C., Hearn, R., Holt, C. and Walsh, A. 2010. Trends in goose numbers wintering in Britain and Ireland, 1995 to 2008. Ornis Svecica 20: 128-143.
  • R1417 - Mitchell, C. 2014. Status and distribution of Icelandic-breeding geese: results of the 2013 international census. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Report, Slimbridge. 20pp. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IGC_2013report.pdf
  • R1348 - Mitchell, C. 2013. Status and distribution of Icelandic-breeding geese: results of the 2012 international census. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Report, Slimbridge. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/IGC_2012report.pdf
  • R1588 - WWT 2017. Icelandic Greylag Goose. URL: https://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/species-accounts/iceland-greylag-goose/

Notes

  • T5724 - Fox et al. 2010. Trend 1960-2009: +2.6% p.a.;Trend 1995-2009: +1.0% p.a. Mitchell et al. 2010: Low point of 73,100 reached in 2003, since when numbers have increased again. Northward shift in range and mixing with other populations complicates the pictur
  • T2685 - 876. Trend 1960-2009: +2.6% p.a.;Trend 1995-2009: +1.0% p.a. 904: Low point of 73,100 reached in 2003, since when numbers have increased again. Northward shift in range and mixing with other populations complicates the picture.
  • S8257 - Rounded average for the period of 2009-2013. 5-year minimum: 88,577 individuals in 2013, 5-year maximum: 119,915 individuals in 2011 (Mitchell, 2014).
  • T6258 - Although decreased in 2013 and 2012, the overall trend is still increasing.
  • S8880 - Five-year-mean for 2007-2016.
  • T6890 - -1.5% per annum calculated based on WWT (2017)



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