Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Branta bernicla Common name Brent Goose
Population name bernicla, Western Siberia/Western Europe
Breeding range W Siberia Non-breeding range Coastal W Europe
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia 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 0 250,000 250,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 300,000 300,000 [R426]
WPE 3 2002 2002 215,000 215,000 [R604]
WPE 4 0 0 200,000 200,000 [S4733] [R206]
WPE 5 2000 2010 200,000 280,000 Census based [R1299]
CSR 4 1956 2003 200,000 200,000 Census based
CSR 5 1999 2009 246,000 246,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 6 1996 2011 200,000 250,000 Census based [S8197] [R1315]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1986 INC [R532]
WPE 2 1980 1986 INC [R532]
WPE 3 1991 2001 DEC [R604]
WPE 4 1996 2003 DEC [T3055] [R206]
WPE 5 1999 2009 DEC Good [T5867] [R866] [R888]
CSR 4 1956 2003 DEC Good
CSR 5 1999 2009 DEC Good [T3056] [R866] [R888]
CSR 6 1999 2009 DEC Good [R1315]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 2500
WPE 2 1997 3000
WPE 3 2002 2200
WPE 4 2006 2000
WPE 5 2012 2400
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
  • R426 - Madsen, J., Reed, A. and Andreev, A. 1996. Status and trends of geese (Anser sp., Branta sp.) in the world: a review, updating and evaluation. In: Proceedings of Anatidae 2000. M. Birkan, J. van Vessem, P. Havet, J. Madsen, B. Trolliet, and M. Moser (eds.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.
  • R206 - Ebbinge, B.S. 2004. Onderzoek naar het broedsuccess van Zwartbuikrotganzen [Unravelling the breeding success of Dark-bellied Brent Geese]. Limosa 77: 71-78.
  • R1299 - Ebbinge, B. In litt. 2012.
  • 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
  • R1315 - Ebbinge, B. et al. 2013: Population development and breeding success of Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta b. bernicla from 1991-2011. Wildfowl Special Issue 3: 74-89.
  • 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

  • S4733 - Decrease from 314,000 in early 1990s to 200,000 in 2002 caused by reduced breeding success (208).
  • T3055 - Decrease from 314,000 in early 1990s to 200,000 in 2002 caused by reduced breeding success (208).
  • T5867 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1983-2007: +0.6% p.a. ? Increase. Fox et al. 2010: Trend 1956-2009: +6.1% p a Trend 1991-2009: -1.4% p.a.
  • T3056 - 898. Trend 1983-2007: +0.6% p.a. – Increase. 876: Trend 1956-2009: +6.1% p a Trend 1991-2009: -1.4% p.a.
  • S8197 - Annual population estimate exceeded 250,000 only once, in January 2006, when it reached 280,000.
  • T6896 - +0,6% p.a.



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