Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Bugeranus carunculatus Common name Wattled Crane
Population name South Africa
Breeding range E South Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes In previous WPE editions, placed in genus Grus. Split from S Africa & Ethiopia population in WPE2.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1995 1995 250 300 [R443]
WPE 4 2005 2005 240 240 [S120] [R49]
WPE 3 2001 2001 235 235 [R50]
WPE 5 2011 2011 260 260 Expert opinion [R1110]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1970 1985 DEC [R138]
WPE 4 1985 2004 DEC [T95] [R49]
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC [R68]
WPE 5 2011 2011 STA/INC No idea [T4004] [R1110]

Population 1% level

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

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.
  • R138 - Collar, N.J., Crosby, M.J. and Stattersfield, A.J. 1994. Birds to Watch 2. The World List of Threatened Birds. BirdLife Conservation series No. 4. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. 407 pp.
  • R49 - Beilfuss R., Dodman, T. and Urban, E. (2007) Status of Cranes in Africa in 2005. The Ostrich 78(2): 175-184
  • R50 - Beilfuss, R. In litt. 2002.
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • R1110 - Morrison, K. In litt. 2012.

Notes

  • S120 - 50: The most recent census found 242.
  • T95 - 230 (65) declining rapidly.
  • T4004 - The rapid decline of the South African population has halted and the population is currently stable, increasing slowly. (Morrison, K. In litt. 2012).



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