Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Bugeranus carunculatus Common name Wattled Crane
Population name Central & Southern Africa
Breeding range D R Congo, Zambia, Tanzania to Botswana, Mozambique 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
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1995 1995 13,000 15,000 [R443]
WPE 4 2005 2005 1 7,550 [R49]
WPE 3 2001 2001 8,000 8,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2005 2005 1 7,550 Expert opinion [R49]
CSR 4 2005 2005 1 7,550 Expert opinion [R49]
CSR 5 2005 2005 1 7,550 Expert opinion [R49]
CSR 6 2005 2005 6,000 7,550 Expert opinion [S8624] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1985 1995 DEC [R443]
WPE 4 1994 2004 DEC [R49]
WPE 3 1995 2000 DEC [R68]
WPE 5 2005 2005 DEC Reasonable [R49]
CSR 4 2005 2005 DEC Reasonable [R49]
CSR 5 2005 2005 DEC Reasonable [R49]
CSR 6 2005 2005 Unknown Poor [T6695] [R49] [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 140
WPE 4 2006 75
WPE 3 2002 80
WPE 5 2012 1
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.
  • R49 - Beilfuss R., Dodman, T. and Urban, E. (2007) Status of Cranes in Africa in 2005. The Ostrich 78(2): 175-184
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • R1577 - K. Morrison in litt on 23/08/2017 to S. Nagy

Notes

  • S8624 - Minimum figure added to better reflect range.
  • T6695 - Current trends unknown (K. Morrison, in litt. 2014). However, significant long-term decline is assumed based on past decline (Beilfuss et al. 2007) and habitat loss (Dodman 2014).
  • T7022 - The population is though to be stable now (K. Morrison, in litt. 2017). However, significant long-term decline is assumed based on past decline (Beilfuss et al. 2007) and habitat loss (Dodman 2014).



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