Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser caerulescens Common name Snow Goose
Population name atlanticus
Breeding range E high Arctic Canada, NW Greenland Non-breeding range E USA
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions 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 0 365,100 365,100 [R17]
WPE 2 0 0 529,200 529,200 [R657]
WPE 3 0 0 837,000 837,000 [R651]
WPE 4 0 0 837,000 837,000 [R651]
WPE 5 1965 2011 25,400 917,000 Census based [R1295]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1986 1990 INC [R17]
WPE 2 1986 1996 INC [R657]
WPE 3 1992 2001 INC [R651]
WPE 4 1992 2001 INC [R651]
WPE 5 2000 2011 INC Reasonable [R1295]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 3700
WPE 2 1997 5300
WPE 3 2002 8400
WPE 4 2006 8400
WPE 5 2012 1500

References

  • R17 - Arctic Goose Joint Venture. 1991. A prospectus. North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Canada.
  • R657 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service. 1996. Waterfowl Population Status 1996. USFWS, Washington DC.
  • R651 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2001. Waterfowl Population Status, 2001. US Department of the Interior,Washington, D.C. 50pp.
  • R1295 - Canadian Wildlife Service Waterfowl Committee. 2011. Population Status of Migratory Game Birds in Canada - November 2011. Canadian Wildlife Service Regulatory Report Number 34.

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