Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Branta bernicla Common name Brent Goose
Population name nigricans, China (non-bre)
Breeding range Lena and Yana delta Non-breeding range China
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes In WPE4 this pop belonged to a single population of nigricans, E Asia (non-bre).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership added WPE5

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 0 0 2,500 5,700 Best guess [S7044] [R1287]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea [R1287]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 5 2012 40


  • R1287 - Syroechkovskiy Jr., E.E. 2006. Long-term declines in Arctic goose populations in eastern Asia. Waterbirds around the world. Eds. G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith and D.A. Stroud. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 649-662. http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/pub07_waterbirds_part5.2.2.pdf


  • S7044 - The estimate is based on a poor understanding of the migratory movements from Japan southwards. The current distribution of this population remains unknown. Includes 1993 AWC count of 1,200 from Shandong (Li et al 2009).

Copyright Wetlands International 2012

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