Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Branta bernicla Common name Brent Goose
Population name hrota, Svalbard/Denmark & UK
Breeding range Svalbard, N Greenland Non-breeding range Coastal Denmark, NE UK
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 4,000 4,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 5,000 5,000 [R426]
WPE 3 0 0 5,000 5,000 [R424]
WPE 4 0 0 7,000 7,000 [S4742] [R183]
WPE 5 1999 2009 7,600 7,600 Census based [R866]
CSR 4 1960 2005 7,000 7,000 Census based
CSR 5 1999 2009 7,600 7,600 Census based [R866]
CSR 6 2009 2013 7,300 7,300 Census based [S8198] [R1316] [R1426] [R1427]

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 [T5869] [R866]
CSR 4 1960 2000 INC Good
CSR 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T3060] [R866]
CSR 6 2002 2013 INC Good [T6205] [R1316] [R1427] [R1426] [R1432] [R1433]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 40
WPE 2 1997 50
WPE 3 2002 50
WPE 4 2006 70
WPE 5 2012 75
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.
  • 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
  • R183 - Denny, M.J.H., Clausen, P., Percival, S.M., Anderson, G.Q.A., Koffijberg, K. and Robinson, J.A. 2004. Light-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota [East Atlantic population] in Svalbard, Greenland, Franz Josef Land, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands and Britain 1960/61-2000/01. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust/Joint nature Conservation Committee, Slimbridge. Waterbird Review Series: 45 pp.
  • 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
  • R1316 - KOFFIJBERG, Kees; VAN WINDEN, Erik; CLAUSEN, Preben. The Netherlands as a winter refuge for Light-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla hrota. Wildfowl, [S.l.], p. 40-56, Dec. 2013. ISSN 2052-6458. Available at: <http://wildfowl.wwt.org.uk/index.php/wildfowl/article/view/2510>. Date accessed: 07 Apr. 2014.
  • R1426 - WWT. 2013. Goose & Swan Monitoring Programme: survey results 2012/13 East Atlantic Light-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota WWT/JNCC/SNH, Slimbridge. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Previous_results_EALB_2013.pdf
  • R1427 - WWT. 2012. Goose & Swan Monitoring Programme: survey results 2011/12 East Atlantic Light-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota. WWT/JNCC/SNH, Slimbridge. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Previous_results_EALB_2012.pdf
  • R1432 - Clausen, P., Ahmed, R. & Craggs, A. (2014) Another poor breeding year for East Atlantic Light-bellied Brent in 2013. Goose News 13: 26
  • R1433 - Clausen, P., Clausen, K.K., Fælled, C.C. & Pihl, S. (2014) Danmarks sjældne gæs til nedtælling. Dansk Ornitologisks Forenings Tidsskrift 108: 145-156.
  • 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

  • S4742 - The population increased to 6,000-6,500 in 1996-2000 (185). The increase continued, to about 7,000 in 2004-2005 (136).
  • T5869 - Fox et al. 2010. Trend 1965-2009: +3.5% p.a; Trend 1995-2009: +2.8% p.a.
  • T3060 - 876. Trend 1965-2009: +3.5% p.a; Trend 1995-2009: +2.8% p.a.
  • S8198 - Average for the period of 2009-2013. 5-year minimum: 6,800 in 2012, 5-year maximum: 8,450 in 2010.
  • T6205 - Numbers are decreasing since 2011/12 (Clausen et al. 2014) in relation to poor breeding success, but overall trend for the last 10 year is still positive.



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