Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Branta leucopsis Common name Barnacle Goose
Population name East Greenland/Scotland & Ireland
Breeding range East Greenland Non-breeding range NW Scotland, Ireland
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Europe North America
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 32,000 32,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 32,000 32,000 [R532]
WPE 3 0 0 54,100 54,100 [R153]
WPE 4 0 0 56,400 56,400 [R711]
WPE 5 1999 2009 70,500 70,500 Census based [R866]
CSR 4 2003 2003 56,400 56,400 Census based
CSR 5 1999 2009 70,500 70,500 Census based [R866]
CSR 6 2013 2013 80,700 80,700 Census based [S8200] [R1318]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1986 STA [R532]
WPE 2 1980 1986 STA [R532]
WPE 3 1990 1999 INC [R424]
WPE 4 1990 1999 INC [R424]
WPE 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T5864] [R866] [R888]
CSR 4 1993 1999 INC Good
CSR 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T3043] [R866] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2013 INC Good [R1318]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 320
WPE 2 1997 320
WPE 3 2002 540
WPE 4 2006 560
WPE 5 2012 710
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R532 - Pirot, J-Y., Laursen, K., Madsen, J. and Monval, J-Y. 1989. Population estimates of swans, geese, ducks, and Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) in the Western Palearctic and Sahelian Africa. In: Boyd, H. and Pirot, J.-Y. (eds.). Flyways and Reserves Networks. IWRB Spec. Publ. No.9. Slimbridge, UK
  • R153 - Cranswick, P.A., Mitchell, C.R., Merne, O.J., Ogilvie, M.A., Kershaw, M., Delany, S.N., MacKay, M. and Lilley, R. 2000. Status and distribution of the Greenland population of Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis in Britain and Ireland, 1993 to 1999.
  • R424 - Madsen, J., Cracknell, G. and Fox, A.D. (eds). (1999). Goose populations of the Western Palearctic: A review of status and distribution. Wetlands International Publication No.48. Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands; National Environmental Re
  • R711 - Worden, J., Mitchell, C.R., Merne, O.J. and Cranswick, P.A. 2004. Greenland Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis in Britain and Ireland: results of the international census, March 2003. Unpublished Report, WWT, Slimbridge.
  • R866 - Fox, A.D., Ebbinge, B.S., Mitchell, C., Heinicke, T., Aarvak, T., Colhoun, K., Clausen, P., Dereliev, S., Faragao, S., Koffijberg, K., Kruckenberg, H., Loonen, M.J.J.E., Madsen, J., Mooij, J., Musil, P., Nilsson, L., Pihl, S., and Van der Jeugd, H. 2010. Current estimates of goose population sizes in estern Europe, a gap analysis and an assessment of trends. Ornis Svecica 20: 115-127
  • 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
  • R1318 - Mitchell, C. & C. Hall 2013. Greenland Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis in Britain and Ireland: results of the international census, spring 2013. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge. 31pp.
  • R1565 - Fox, A.D. &¬†Leafloor, J.O. (in prep) A global audit of the status and trends of Arctic and Northern Hemisphere goose populations.

Notes

  • T5864 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1995-2007: +8% - Increase. Fox et al. 2010. Trend 1956-2009: +3.5% p a; Trend 1987-2009: +3.7% p.a.
  • T3043 - 898. Trend 1995-2007: +8% - Increase. 876. Trend 1956-2009: +3.5% p a; Trend 1987-2009: +3.7% p.a.
  • S8200 - This figure is based on the latest full international census which is repeated at approximately five-yearly intervals.
  • T6893 - +3,9% p.a.



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