Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Pelecanidae
Scientific name Pelecanus onocrotalus Common name Great White Pelican
Population name Eastern Africa
Breeding range Eastern Africa (Ethiopia to N. Zambia) Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes Split from Eastern/Southern Africa population in WPE3.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 150,000 150,000 [R159]
WPE 4 0 0 140,000 140,000 [R159]
WPE 5 2005 2005 140,000 140,000 Best guess [R836]
CSR 4 2005 2005 140,000 140,000 Best guess [R836]
CSR 5 2005 2005 140,000 140,000 Best guess [R836]
CSR 6 2005 2005 140,000 140,000 Best guess [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 6 1954 2014 DEC Poor [T6622] [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 1500
WPE 4 2006 1400
WPE 5 2012 1400
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R159 - Crivelli, A.J. and Schreiber, R.W. 1984. Status of the Pelecanidae. Biol. Cons. 30:147-156.
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R836 - Le Corre M and Safford R 2001. La Reunion and Iles Eparses. In Fishpool LDC andEvans MI. Important bird areas in Africa and associated islands: Priority sites for conservation. Newbury and Cambridge, UK: Pisces Publications and Birdlife International (Birdlife Conservation Series No. 11)
  • 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/
  • 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

  • T6622 - Collapse of breeding Lake Shalla
  • T6795 - Collapse of breeding Lake Shalla



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