Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Dromadidae
Scientific name Dromas ardeola Common name Crab-plover
Population name North-west Indian Ocean, Red Sea & Gulf
Breeding range NW Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, NW Sri Lanka Non-breeding range NW Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Coastal E Africa S to Madagascar, Coastal Pakistan, W India
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 43,000 43,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 43,000 43,000 [R519]
WPE 4 2001 2001 60,000 80,000 [R190]
WPE 3 2001 2001 60,000 80,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2001 2001 60,000 80,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 60,000 80,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 60,000 80,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 2000 2012 70,000 110,000 Census based [S8398] [R1330] [R1457] [R1458] [R1459] [R1431] [R1405] [R1500]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 2 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 4 1991 2001 STA? [R190]
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA? No idea [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA? No idea [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA? No idea [R190]
CSR 6 2003 2012 Unknown Poor [T6398] [R1345] [R1431]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 430
WPE 2 1997 430
WPE 4 2006 700
WPE 3 2002 700
WPE 5 2012 690
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 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.
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R1330 - Jennings, M.C. 2010. Atlas of Breeding Birds of Arabia. Fauna of Arabia Vol. 25. Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Frankfurt, Germany and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • R1457 - Javed et al., 2012
  • R1458 - Almaliki et al., 2014
  • R1459 - DeMarchi, 2006
  • R1431 - Tayafeh 2013
  • R1405 - Shobrak, M., Alsuhaybany, A. & Al-Sagheir, O. (compliers) 2003. Regional Status of Breeding Seabirds in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. URL: http://www.persga.org/Files/Common/Sea_Birds/Reginal_Status_of_Seabirds.pdf
  • R1500 - Semere et al. 2008. The status of breeding seabirds and waterbirds on the Eritrean Red Sea islands. ABC Bulletin 15.2 September 2008 p 228-237.
  • R1345 - Behrouzi-Rad, B. (2013). Breeding Species of waterbirds on 10 islands of Persian Gulf In 2009. Octa Journal of Environmental Research, 1(1), 52-64.
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S8398 - 1600 pairs in KW, 20-64 pairs in OM, 600 pair in YE (Jennings, 2010), 1,400-1,500 pairs in AE (Javed et al., 2012), 1,380 pairs in SA (Almaliki et al., 2014), >8,000 pairs in Eritrea (Semere et al., 2008), 8,005-19,214 pairs in Iran (Tayefeh et al., 2013), 1,000 pairs in Somalia and 330-500 pairs in Sudan (Shobrak et al., 2003).
  • T6398 - Increasing numbers counted at breeding colonies in IR (Behrouzi-Rad, 2013. Tayefeh et al., 2013).
  • T7012 - See also CSR6.



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