Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Pelecanidae
Scientific name Pelecanus onocrotalus Common name Great White Pelican
Population name West Africa
Breeding range W Africa 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 2001 2001 60,000 60,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 60,000 60,000 [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R517]
WPE 2 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R517]
WPE 5 2001 2001 60,000 60,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 60,000 60,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 60,000 60,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 6 1975 2014 60,000 60,000 Expert opinion [S8600] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 4 1994 2004 INC [T2835] [R575]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1994 2004 INC Poor [R575]
CSR 4 1994 2004 INC Poor [R575]
CSR 5 1994 2004 INC Poor [R575]
CSR 6 2003 2014 STA/INC? Poor [T6594] [R1371] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 600
WPE 4 2006 600
WPE 1 1994 300
WPE 2 1997 300
WPE 5 2012 600
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R575 - Schricke, Vincent and P. Triplet in litt. 2005.
  • R517 - Perennou, C. 1991. Les recensements internationaux d'oiseaux d'eau en Afrique Tropicale. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 15. Slimbridge, UK. 140 pp.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • R1359 - van Roomen, M., van Winden, E. & Langendoen, T. 2014. The assessment of trends and population sizes of a selection of waterbird species and populations from the coastal East Atlantic Flyway for Conservation Status Report 6 of The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement. Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative, Wetlands International & Birdlife International.
  • R1552 - van Roomen M., Nagy S., Foppen R., Dodman T., Citegetse G. & Ndiaye A. 2015. Status of coastal waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway. With special attention to flyway populations making use of the Wadden Sea. Programme Rich Wadden Sea, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Sovon, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom &, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. URL: http://www.waddensea-secretariat.org/sites/default/files/downloads/status_coastal_birds_eaf_2014_1.pdf
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • T2835 - Recent increase to 20,000 in Senegal Delta alone (582).
  • S8600 - pairs: 10,000 Senegal Delta, 4,000 PNBA, 6,000 elsewhere
  • T6594 - Analysis of data from mid-winter counts suggest an increase both in the long- and the short-term (van Roomen et al., 2014). However, Dodman (2014) asserts that the population remained rather stable in the 2000s.
  • S8832 - pairs: 10,000 Senegal Delta, 4,000 PNBA, 6,000 elsewhere
  • T6794 - Analysis of data from mid-winter counts suggest an increase both in the long- and the short-term (van Roomen et al., 2015, Wetlands International 2017). However, Dodman (2014) asserts that the population remained rather stable in the 2000s based on breeding numbers.



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