Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Branta leucopsis Common name Barnacle Goose
Population name Svalbard/South-west Scotland
Breeding range Svalbard Non-breeding range SW Scotland
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Europe
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 12,000 12,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 12,000 12,000 [R532]
WPE 3 0 0 23,000 23,000 [R424]
WPE 4 0 0 27,000 27,000 [R694]
WPE 5 1999 2009 30,000 30,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 4 2005 2005 27,000 27,000 Census based
CSR 5 1999 2009 30,000 30,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 6 2013 2014 38,100 38,100 Census based [S8201] [R1421]

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 [T5865] [R866] [R888]
CSR 4 1988 1997 INC Good
CSR 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T3047] [R866] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2013 INC Good [R1319]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 120
WPE 2 1997 120
WPE 3 2002 230
WPE 4 2006 270
WPE 5 2012 300
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
  • 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
  • R694 - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, unpublished data, 2005.
  • 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
  • R1421 - WWT, 2014: Svalbard Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/species-accounts/svalbard-barnacle-goose/. Accessed on 27 September 2014.
  • R1319 - WWT, 2013: Svalbard Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/species-accounts/svalbard-barnacle-goose/. Accessed on 7 April 2014.
  • 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

  • T5865 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1995-2007: +8% ? Increase. Fox et al. 2010. Trend 1956-2009: +6.6% p.a. Trend 1987-2009: +2.3% p.a.
  • T3047 - 898. Trend 1995-2007: +8% – Increase. 876. Trend 1956-2009: +6.6% p.a. Trend 1987-2009: +2.3% p.a.
  • S8201 - Maximum number in 2013/14. 5-year minimum was 31,000 individuals in 2012/13.
  • T6894 - +4,4% p.a.



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