Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Anthropoides paradiseus Common name Blue Crane
Population name Extreme Southern Africa
Breeding range E & S South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland Non-breeding range
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes Split from Africa population in WPE2. In previous WPE editions, placed in the genus Grus.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1995 1995 21,000 21,000 [R443]
WPE 3 2000 2000 20,000 21,000 [R435]
WPE 4 2004 2004 25,500 25,500 [S108] [R434]
WPE 5 2004 2004 25,500 25,501 Expert opinion [R434]
CSR 4 2004 2004 25,500 25,501 Expert opinion [R434]
CSR 5 2004 2004 25,500 25,501 Expert opinion [R434]
CSR 6 2004 2004 25,000 30,000 Expert opinion [R1482] [R1504]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1985 1995 DEC [R443]
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA [R435]
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA [R435]
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R435]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA Poor [R435]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R435]
CSR 6 2004 2014 INC Reasonable [R1482] [R1505]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 210
WPE 3 2002 210
WPE 4 2006 260
WPE 5 2012 260
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R443 - Meine, C.D. and Archibald, G.W. (eds.). 1996. The Cranes: status survey and conservation Action Plan. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. 294 pp.
  • R435 - McCann, K., Morrison, K., Byres, A., Miller, P. and Friedman, Y. (eds)? 2001. Population and habitat viability assessment for the Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus. Final Workshop Report. Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (SSC/IUCN), Apple Valley, MN.
  • R434 - McCann et al. 2005. Conservation Priorities for the Blue Crane in South Africa. The Ostrich.
  • R1482 - Morrison, K. in litt. 2014
  • R1504 - McCann et al. 2007. Conservation priorities for the Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus) in South Africa - the effects of habitat changes on distribution and numbers. Ostrich 78(2):205-211.
  • R1505 - Tanya Smith, John Craigie, Greg Nanni and Kevin McCann. 2011. South Africa: Summary of the 2010 annual KwaZulu-Natal crane aerial survey. African Crane, Wetlands and Communities Newsletter 7:10-14.

Notes

  • S108 - 440: Includes about 12,000 in Western Cape Province and 1,000 in the Central Karoo.



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