Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Branta hutchinsii Common name Cackling Goose
Population name leucopareia, Kuril (Ekarmar-Japan)
Breeding range Kuril islands Non-breeding range N Japan
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes New population added in WPE5 based on success of a reintroduction programme. Previously included under Branta canadensis.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 2005 2011 40 250 Census based [S7921]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 1995 2011 INC Good

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 5 2012 1



  • S7921 - Almost extinct in E Asia from middle of 20th century until 1995, when Aleutian Canada Goose Recovery Project in NE Asia began, resulting in re-establishment of small population in Japan.

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