Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Threskiornithidae
Scientific name Platalea leucorodia Common name Eurasian Spoonbill
Population name balsaci, Coastal West Africa (Mauritania)
Breeding range Coastal Mauritania Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 6,000 7,000 [R505]
WPE 4 0 0 6,000 7,000 [R505]
WPE 1 0 0 5,000 6,000 [R118]
WPE 2 0 0 5,000 6,000 [R118]
WPE 5 2001 2001 6,000 7,000 Expert opinion [R505]
CSR 4 2001 2001 6,000 7,000 Expert opinion [R505]
CSR 5 2001 2001 6,000 7,000 Expert opinion [R505]
CSR 6 2012 2012 2,250 2,250 Census based [S8584] [R1363] [R1364]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1992 2002 STA [R505]
WPE 4 1992 2002 STA [R505]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1992 2002 STA Poor [R505]
CSR 4 1992 2002 STA Poor [R505]
CSR 5 1992 2002 STA Poor [R505]
CSR 6 1996 2012 DEC Good [T6577] [R1363]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 65
WPE 4 2006 65
WPE 1 1994 55
WPE 2 1997 55
WPE 5 2012 65
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R505 - Overdijk, O. and Zwarts, F. 2002 (in prep). Proceedings of the fourth Eurosite Spoonbill workshop, Texel, The Netherlands, April 2002.
  • R118 - Campredon, P. 1987. La reproduction des oiseaux d'eau sur le Parc National du Banc d'Arguin (Mauritanie) en 1984-1985. Alauda 55: 187-210.
  • R1363 - Overdijk O. & El Hacen M. 2013. Population development in Mauritanian spoonbills In: Navedo JG (ed.) Proceedings of the Eurosite VII Spoonbill
  • R1364 - Otto Overdijk, El Hacen Mohamed (in. litt. 2014)

Notes

  • S8584 - 750 pairs multiplied by 3.
  • T6577 - Steady decrease from 1600 pairs in 1996 towards 750 pairs in 2012. Based on this rapid decline, the population is considered to be in significant long-term decline.



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