Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Grus grus Common name Common Crane
Population name grus, Western Siberia/South Asia
Breeding range W Siberia & Kazakhstan Non-breeding range W & C India, E Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes Information provided by George Archibald, October 2001.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 20,000 20,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1995 1995 55,000 55,000 [R443]
WPE 3 2002 2002 70,000 70,000 [R604]
WPE 4 2006 2006 70,000 70,000 [S149] [R668]
WPE 5 2005 2005 70,000 70,000 Census based [R668]
CSR 4 2005 2005 70,000 70,000 Census based [R668]
CSR 5 2005 2005 70,000 70,000 Census based [R668]
CSR 6 2013 2013 100,000 100,000 Expert opinion [R1488]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 STA [R519]
WPE 2 1985 1995 DEC [R443]
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 2003 2012 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 200
WPE 2 1997 550
WPE 3 2002 700
WPE 4 2006 700
WPE 5 2012 700
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 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.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • R1488 - Prange, H. (in prep) Distribution and Migration of the Common Crane – an Overall View

Notes

  • S149 - 20: 53,000 counted in India in 2003.



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