Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Grus nigricollis Common name Black-necked Crane
Population name C & S Asia
Breeding range Extreme NW India E to W & Central China Non-breeding range Bhutan, NE India, S Tibet E to SW China
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 2002 2002 6,000 6,000 [R684]
WPE 4 1999 1999 8,000 8,000 [S182] [R408]
WPE 1 1991 1992 5,554 5,554 [R71]
WPE 2 1995 1995 5,000 6,000 [R443]
WPE 5 2010 2011 10,000 11,000 Expert opinion [S5940] [R1107]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1981 1991 STA [R124]
WPE 4 1981 1991 STA [R124]
WPE 1 1982 1992 STA [R71]
WPE 2 1985 1995 STA [R443]
WPE 5 1981 1991 STA [R124]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 60
WPE 4 2006 80
WPE 1 1994 56
WPE 2 1997 58
WPE 5 2012 100

References

  • R684 - Wang, Qishang,. (pers. comm.). 2002. Unpublished data concerning Chinese waterbirds.
  • R124 - Chan, Simba, In litt,. 2002. Unpublished information on Asian waterbirds.
  • R408 - Li, F, 2000. ICF's 1999 China Program Summary. In China Crane News Vol.4 No.1, June 2000 and Li, F, 2005. ICF's 2004 China Program Summary. In China Crane News Vol.9 No.1, June 2005.
  • R71 - Bishop, M-A. 1992. Results of the Black-necked Crane 1991-92 winter counts in Bhutan, China and India. ICF Report. ICF, Baraboo, WI, USA, 9pp.
  • 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.
  • R1107 - Harris, J. In litt. 2012t.

Notes

  • S182 - 414: Counts of 4,277 in Xizhang in Dec 1999 and 3,562 in Yunnan and Guizhou in winter of 2003 suggest a population of around 8,000.
  • S5940 - New estimates from ICF (Harris, J. In litt. 2012).



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