Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ardea alba Common name Great White Egret
Population name modestus, E Asia (non-bre)
Breeding range E Asia Non-breeding range E Asia, SE Asia, Philippines
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes Population discontinued after WPE5. Two forms were identified in E Asia and have been separated into modestus and alba (Butler et al. (1992), Moores, N. in litt. (2005)). The E Asia modestus have been merged with the former modestus, Indonesia population into the modestus, E/SE Asia population.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 10,000 100,000 No quality assessment [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 10,000 100,000 No quality assessment [R519]
WPE 3 1987 1991 10,000 100,000 No quality assessment [R519]
WPE 4 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 No quality assessment [S5816] [R20]
WPE 5 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 Best guess [S7646] [R20]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 DEC No quality assessment [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 DEC No quality assessment [R519]
WPE 3 1987 1991 DEC No quality assessment [R519]
WPE 4 1987 1991 DEC No quality assessment [R519]
WPE 5 1987 1991 DEC No quality assessment [R519]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 2 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1000
WPE 5 2012 1000

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R20 - Asian Waterbird Census unpublished data. 2002.

Notes

  • S5816 - AWC 2002: 16,800 counted in 2004.
  • S7646 - AWC 2002: 16,800 counted in 2004.



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