Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Branta bernicla Common name Brent Goose
Population name hrota, Canada & Greenland/Ireland
Breeding range E Canadian High Arctic Non-breeding range Coastal 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 20,000 20,000 [R532]
WPE 2 0 0 20,000 20,000 [R532]
WPE 3 0 0 20,000 20,000 [R424]
WPE 4 0 0 26,400 26,400 [S4747] [R333]
WPE 5 1999 2009 40,000 40,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 4 2005 2005 26,400 26,400 Census based
CSR 5 1999 2009 40,000 40,000 Census based [R866]
CSR 6 2009 2014 40,500 40,500 Census based [S8199] [R1435]

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 STA [R424]
WPE 4 1994 2004 INC [R333]
WPE 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T5870] [R866]
CSR 4 1995 2005 STA Good
CSR 5 1999 2009 INC Good [T3065] [R866]
CSR 6 2003 2012 INC Good [T6206] [R1317] [R1435]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 200
WPE 2 1997 200
WPE 3 2002 200
WPE 4 2006 260
WPE 5 2012 400
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
  • R333 - Irish Brent Goose Research Group, unpublished data, 2005.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
  • R1435 - WWT, 2014: Canadian Light-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/species-accounts/canadian-light-bellied-brent/. Accessed on 27 September 2014.
  • R1317 - WWT, 2013: Canadian Light-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota. URL: http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/species-accounts/canadian-light-bellied-brent/. Accessed on 5 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.
  • R1587 - WWT 2017. Canadian Light-bellied Brent Goose. URL: https://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/species-accounts/canadian-light-bellied-brent/

Notes

  • S4747 - Geometric mean of co-ordinated censuses in October 2002, 2003 and 2004 is 26,395 (336).
  • T5870 - Fox et al. 2010. Trend 1960-2009: +2.2% p.a.; Trend 1995-2009: +8.3% p.a.
  • T3065 - 876. Trend 1960-2009: +2.2% p.a.; Trend 1995-2009: +8.3% p.a.
  • S8199 - Average of 2009/2010 to 2013/14 seasons. 5-year minimum: 34,734 individuals in 2013/14, 5-year maximum: 48,002 individuals in 2011/12.
  • T6206 - Continued increase since 1993 except 2013/14.
  • S8889 - Five-year-mean.
  • T6898 - Continued increase since 1993 until 2012. Declining since then. The long-term trend is stil positive.



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