Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser caerulescens Common name Snow Goose
Population name caerulescens, Wrangel Is (bre)
Breeding range Wrangel Is, Russia Non-breeding range California, Mexico
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia North America
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 42,600 42,600 [R17]
WPE 3 0 0 105,000 105,000 [R373]
WPE 4 0 0 105,000 105,000 [R373]
WPE 2 0 0 65,000 65,000 [R657]
WPE 5 2011 2011 210,000 210,000 Expert opinion [S6485] [R1180]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1986 1990 DEC [R17]
WPE 3 1988 1998 STA [R373]
WPE 4 1988 1998 STA [R373]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 2001 2010 INC [R1180]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 430
WPE 3 2002 1100
WPE 4 2006 1100
WPE 2 1997 650
WPE 5 2012 2100

References

  • R17 - Arctic Goose Joint Venture. 1991. A prospectus. North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Canada.
  • R373 - Kerbes, R.H., Baranyuk, V.V., and Hines, J.E. 1999. Estimated size of the western Canadian Arctic and Wrangel Island lesser snow goose populations on their breeding grounds and wintering grounds.
  • R657 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service. 1996. Waterfowl Population Status 1996. USFWS, Washington DC.
  • R1180 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2011d. Waterfowl population status, 2011. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. USA.

Notes

  • S6485 - Estimate based on Wrangel Island's Tundra River colony of 140,000, multiplied by 1.5.



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