Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser anser Common name Greylag Goose
Population name anser, Central Europe/North Africa
Breeding range Central Europe Non-breeding range N Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa 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 20,000 20,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 20,000 20,000 [R532]
WPE 3 0 0 25,000 25,000 [R424]
WPE 4 0 0 25,000 25,000 [R424]
WPE 5 1999 2009 56,000 56,000 Expert opinion [R866]
CSR 4 1996 1996 25,000 25,000 Expert opinion
CSR 5 1999 2009 56,000 56,000 Expert opinion [R866]
CSR 6 2009 2012 59,000 62,000 Expert opinion [S8258] [R1365]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1985 STA [R532]
WPE 2 1980 1985 STA [R532]
WPE 3 1990 1999 INC [R424]
WPE 4 1990 1999 INC [R424]
WPE 5 1999 2009 INC Reasonable [T5727] [R866]
CSR 4 1970 1995 INC Reasonable
CSR 5 1999 2009 INC Reasonable [T2697] [R866]
CSR 6 2003 2012 INC Good [T6259] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 200
WPE 2 1997 200
WPE 3 2002 250
WPE 4 2006 250
WPE 5 2012 560
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
  • 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  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.
  • 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.

Notes

  • T5727 - Fox et al. 2010. Trend 1995-2009: +6.8% p.a.
  • T2697 - 876. Trend 1995-2009: +6.8% p.a.
  • S8258 - Minimum estimate based on IWC Count totals in 2009 (61,848) and 2011 (59,284 individuals).
  • T6259 - Trend 1988-2012: +5.66% p.a., 2003-2012: +1.19%.
  • S8882 - 14,304 - 20,094 pairs (i.e. 43,000 - 60,000 individuals) in AL, AT, BY, CH, CZ, EE, FI, HR, HU, IT, LT, LV, PL, SK. This tallies well with the previous estimate based on IWC counts in 2009-2012. However, count totals reached 70,000 birds in 2013. Fox & Leafloor (in prep) produced an index based estimate of 100,000 individuals, but this migh be an overestimate.
  • T7167 - Trend 1988-2012: +5.66% p.a., 2003-2012: +1.19% (Nagy et al. 2014). Fox &¬†Leafloor (in prep). estimated +6.8% for 1995-2008.



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