Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Anthropoides paradiseus Common name Blue Crane
Population name N Namibia
Breeding range Namibia: Etosha Pan 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
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1999 1999 60 60 [R68]
WPE 2 1995 1995 80 80 [R443]
WPE 4 2005 2005 60 60 [S113] [R64]
WPE 5 2011 2011 35 35 Expert opinion [S5924] [R1110]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1975 2000 DEC [R68]
WPE 2 1985 1995 STA [R443]
WPE 4 1995 2005 DEC [R64]
WPE 5 1995 2005 DEC [R64]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 1
WPE 2 1997 1
WPE 4 2006 1
WPE 5 2012 1

References

  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • 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.
  • R64 - BirdLife International. 2005. Threatened birds of the world 2005. Species factsheets available at?www.birdlife.org
  • R1110 - Morrison, K. In litt. 2012.

Notes

  • S113 - 320: This isolated population has been present at Etosha since at least the early 1800s. This estimate dates from 1996.
  • S5924 - The Namibian population is also down to around 35 birds. (Morrison, K. In litt. 2012).



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

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