Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Pelecanidae
Scientific name Pelecanus onocrotalus Common name Great White Pelican
Population name Southern Africa
Breeding range Southern Africa N to Angola, S Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique 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 20,000 20,000 [R196]
WPE 4 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R196]
WPE 5 2000 2010 30,000 30,000 Best guess [R196]
CSR 4 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R196]
CSR 5 2000 2010 30,000 30,000 Best guess [R196]
CSR 6 1991 2013 21,000 24,000 Census based [R317]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1990 2000 INC [R196]
WPE 4 1990 2000 INC [R196]
WPE 5 1996 2006 Unknown No idea [T5793]
CSR 4 1996 2006 INC Poor
CSR 5 1996 2006 Unknown Poor [T2840] [R888]
CSR 6 1991 2013 STA Poor [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 200
WPE 4 2006 300
WPE 5 2012 300
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R196 - du Toit, M., Boere, G.C., Cooper, J., Kemper, J., Lenten, B., Simmons, R.S., Whittington, P.A. and Byers, O. (eds). 2002. Conservation assessment and management plan for southern African coastal seabirds. Workshop Report, Cape Town, South Africa, 4-8 Feb
  • R888 - Wetlands International, 2012. Results of trend analysis undertaken for CSR5 2012, presented in Annex 4. http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop5_docs/pdf/mop5_14_csr5.pdf
  • R317 - Hockey P.A.R., Dean, W.R.J. and Ryan, P.G. (eds). 2005. Roberts - Birds of Southern Africa, 7th ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town.
  • 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

  • T5793 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1992-2006: -0.4% p.a. ? Uncertain.
  • T2840 - 898. Trend 1992-2006: -0.4% p.a. – Uncertain.



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on