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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,590,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,590,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 11.3 - - -
Trend justification: The overall population trend is uncertain, as some populations are decreasing, while others are stable, increasing or have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006). This species has undergone a large and statistically significant increase over the last 40 years in North America (5500% increase over 40 years, equating to a 173% increase per decade; data from Breeding Bird Survey and/or Christmas Bird Count: Butcher and Niven 2007) Note, however, that these surveys cover less than 50% of the species's range in North America.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Vagrant Extant        
Albania Native Extant   Yes    
Armenia Native Extant   Yes    
Aruba (to Netherlands) Vagrant Extant        
Austria Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Azerbaijan Native Extant   Yes    
Belarus Native Extant     Yes  
Belgium Native Extant   Yes    
Belize Native Extant        
Bermuda (to UK) Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Vagrant Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant        
Bulgaria Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Canada Native Extant Yes   Yes  
China (mainland) Native Extant        
Croatia Native Extant   Yes    
Cuba Native Extant        
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Vagrant Extant        
Cyprus Native Extant   Yes    
Czech Republic Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Denmark Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Egypt Native Extant        
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) Native Extant        
Finland Native Extant     Yes  
France Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Germany Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Greece Native Extant   Yes    
Greenland (to Denmark) Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Hungary Native Extant   Yes Yes  
India Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant   Yes    
Iraq Native Extant   Yes    
Ireland Native Extant   Yes    
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Native Extant   Yes    
Japan Native Extant        
Jordan Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Kazakhstan Native Extant        
Kuwait Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant   Yes    
Latvia Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Lebanon Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Libya Vagrant Extant        
Liechtenstein Vagrant Extant        
Luxembourg Native Extant   Yes    
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant   Yes    
Malta Vagrant Extant        
Mauritania Vagrant Extant        
Mexico Native Extant        
Montenegro Native Extant   Yes    
Morocco Vagrant Extant        
Myanmar Native Extant        
Netherlands Native Extant   Yes    
Niger Vagrant Extant        
Nigeria Vagrant Extant        
North Korea Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Norway Native Extant        
Oman Native Extant   Yes    
Pakistan Native Extant        
Palestinian Authority Territories Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Poland Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Portugal Vagrant Extant        
Qatar Native Extant   Yes    
Romania Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Russia (European) Native Extant     Yes Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant   Yes    
Serbia Native Extant   Yes    
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Vagrant Extant        
Slovakia Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Slovenia Native Extant   Yes    
South Korea Native Extant        
Spain Native Extant   Yes    
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Sudan Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Sweden Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Switzerland Native Extant   Yes    
Syria Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Taiwan (China) Native Extant        
Tajikistan Vagrant Extant        
Tunisia Vagrant Extant        
Turkey Native Extant   Yes    
Turkmenistan Native Extant        
Ukraine Native Extant   Yes Yes  
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes    
United Kingdom Native Extant   Yes    
USA Native Extant Yes      
Uzbekistan Native Extant        
Yemen Vagrant Extant   Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Austria Southern Seewinkel and Zitzmannsdorfer Wiesen site factsheet
Belarus Cikiny astravy site factsheet
Belarus Mid Prypiac' site factsheet
Belgium Krekengebied site factsheet
Belgium Polderkomplex site factsheet
Belgium Zwin site factsheet
Bulgaria Atanasovsko Lake site factsheet
Bulgaria Batova site factsheet
Bulgaria Burgasko Lake site factsheet
Bulgaria Chairya site factsheet
Bulgaria Durankulak Lake site factsheet
Bulgaria Kaliakra site factsheet
Bulgaria Malko Sharkovo reservoir site factsheet
Bulgaria Mandra-Poda complex site factsheet
Bulgaria Ovtcharitsa Reservoir site factsheet
Bulgaria Pyasachnik Reservoir site factsheet
Bulgaria Shabla Lake Complex site factsheet
Bulgaria Srebarna site factsheet
Bulgaria Straldzha Complex site factsheet
Bulgaria Svishtov-Belene Lowland site factsheet
Bulgaria Zhrebchevo Reservoir site factsheet
Canada Beaverhill Lake site factsheet
Canada Galloway and Miry Bay site factsheet
Canada Hay and Zama Lakes site factsheet
Canada Kugaluk River site factsheet
Canada Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area site factsheet
Canada Luck Lake site factsheet
Canada Mackenzie River Delta site factsheet
Canada Oak Lake/Plum Lakes Area site factsheet
Canada Queen Maud Gulf site factsheet
Canada Rasmussen Lowlands site factsheet
China (mainland) Dongting Hu wetlands site factsheet
China (mainland) Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve site factsheet
Czech Republic Nove Mlyny middle reservoir site factsheet
Estonia Põhja-Liivimaa site factsheet
Estonia Räpina polder site factsheet
Estonia Ropka-Ihaste site factsheet
Estonia Võrtsjärv site factsheet
Germany Jadebusen, inland site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Aqajarua-Sullorsuaq (Mudderbugten and Kvandalen) site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Itinneq site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Itsako site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Naternaq (Lersletten) site factsheet
Hungary Alkaline lakes of Kiskunság site factsheet
Hungary Béda–Karapancsa site factsheet
Hungary Csanád Pusztas site factsheet
Hungary Gemenc site factsheet
Hungary Hódmezővásárhely Pusztas site factsheet
Hungary Hortobágy and Tisza-to site factsheet
Hungary Kis-Sárrét site factsheet
Hungary Lake Balaton site factsheet
Hungary Lake Fertő site factsheet
Hungary Lake Kis-Balaton site factsheet
Hungary Lower Tisza Valley site factsheet
Hungary Öreg Lake of Tata site factsheet
Hungary Sárvíz Valley site factsheet
Hungary Velence Lake–Dinnyés Lake site factsheet
Iceland Ferjubakkaflói-Nordurá site factsheet
Iceland Oddaflód-Lambhagavatn site factsheet
Iceland Ósasvædi Ölfusár site factsheet
Iceland Pollengi-Hrosshagavík site factsheet
Iceland Skúmsstadavatn site factsheet
Iceland Vetleifsholtsbugar-Thykkvabæjarvatn site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Anzali Mordab complex site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arjan Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Dasht-e-Moghan site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Dez river marshes and plains site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Fereidoonkenar marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Karun river marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Uromiyeh site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Nowruzlu and Ghazanlu site factsheet
Iraq Huweija marshes site factsheet
Iraq Shuweicha Marsh site factsheet
Ireland All Saints bog site factsheet
Ireland Garriskil bog site factsheet
Ireland Lough Derravaragh site factsheet
Ireland Lough Ennell site factsheet
Ireland Lough Foyle site factsheet
Ireland Lough Gara site factsheet
Ireland Lough Iron and Glen Lough site factsheet
Ireland Lough Owel site factsheet
Ireland Lough Swilly including Blanket Nook and Inch Lake site factsheet
Ireland River Foyle: Carrigans and Swilly Burn valleys site factsheet
Ireland River Little Brosna callows: New Bridge - River Shannon site factsheet
Ireland River Suck callows: Shannon Bridge-Castlecoote site factsheet
Ireland Wexford Harbour and Slobs site factsheet
Japan Hachirogata site factsheet
Japan Izunuma and nearby lakes site factsheet
Japan Katano-Kamoike site factsheet
Japan Kyu-Osatsunuma site factsheet
Japan Lake Asahiike and Lake Unoike site factsheet
Japan Lake Kabukurinuma site factsheet
Japan Lake Kejonuma site factsheet
Japan Lake Shinjiko site factsheet
Japan Lake Utonaiko, Yufutsu plain site factsheet
Japan Lower Kuzuryugawa river, Sakai plain site factsheet
Japan Mawarizeki and Sunazawa reservoir site factsheet
Japan Middle Ishikarigawa basin site factsheet
Japan Mukawa site factsheet
Japan Otomonuma reservoir site factsheet
Japan Tokachi coastal lakes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Aksuat Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Akzhan Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Bolshoy Kak Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kamyshovoe-Zhamankol Lakes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Kazakhstan Koybagar-Tyuntyugur Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kulykol-Taldykol Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kumdykol-Zharlykol Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kushmurun Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Maliy Kak Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Naurzum State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Kazakhstan Sarykopa Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Sorbalyk-Maybalyk Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Sulukol Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Terenkol Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Uyalyshalkar Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zharkol Lakes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zhumay-Mayshukyr Lake System site factsheet
Latvia Ziemelu bogs site factsheet
Lithuania Birveta Fish-farm including segments of Dysna River and Birveta River valleys site factsheet
Lithuania Flooded meadows arround the Senoji & Naujoji Rusne lakes site factsheet
Lithuania Kamanos Strict NR site factsheet
Lithuania Nemunas delta regional Park site factsheet
Lithuania The northern part of the Curonian Lagoon site factsheet
Lithuania Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Netherlands Biesbosch site factsheet
Netherlands De Deelen site factsheet
Netherlands Dollard site factsheet
Netherlands Donkse Laagten site factsheet
Netherlands Gelderse Poort site factsheet
Netherlands Groote Wielen site factsheet
Netherlands Lake Fluessen, Vogelhoek and Morra site factsheet
Netherlands Lake Leekstermeer site factsheet
Netherlands Lake Sneekermeer and Goingarijp site factsheet
Netherlands Lake Witte and Zwarte Brekken site factsheet
Netherlands Lauwersmeer site factsheet
Netherlands Oostvaardersplassen site factsheet
Netherlands Oude Venen site factsheet
Netherlands Oudeland van Strijen site factsheet
Netherlands Terkaplesterpoelen and Akmarijp site factsheet
Netherlands Van Oordt's Mersken site factsheet
Netherlands Waal: Ewijk-Waardenburg site factsheet
Netherlands Westerschelde and Saeftinghe site factsheet
Netherlands Yersekse and Kapelse Moer site factsheet
Netherlands Zwarte Water and Overijsselse Vecht site factsheet
North Korea Daedong Bay site factsheet
North Korea Kumya Bay site factsheet
North Korea Lake Kwangpo site factsheet
North Korea Lake Manpo and Lake Bonpo site factsheet
North Korea Lake Samilpo site factsheet
North Korea Onchon field site factsheet
North Korea Ongjin Bay site factsheet
North Korea Orangchon River estuary site factsheet
North Korea Panmun field site factsheet
Poland Biebrza river valley site factsheet
Poland Cedynia Site site factsheet
Poland Goplo Lake Site site factsheet
Poland Lower Odra river valley site factsheet
Poland Mala Welna River Valley site factsheet
Poland Marshy valley of the Drweca river site factsheet
Poland Middle Notec River Valley site factsheet
Poland Miedwie site site factsheet
Poland Ner River Valley site factsheet
Poland Notec river flood-plain site factsheet
Poland Przysowia and Sludwia River valley site factsheet
Poland Pulwy Marshes site factsheet
Poland Slowinski National Park site factsheet
Poland Swidwie lake site factsheet
Poland Upper Narew River Valley site factsheet
Poland Vistula Lagoon site factsheet
Poland Warta River Mouth site factsheet
Poland Weltyn lakes site factsheet
Romania Braţul Borcea site factsheet
Romania Cefa fish-ponds and Radvani wood site factsheet
Romania Danube Delta site factsheet
Romania Grădiştea - Dridu site factsheet
Romania Iezerul Călăraşi site factsheet
Romania Ilfov reservoir site factsheet
Romania Jijiei şi Miletinului fish-ponds site factsheet
Romania Lake Beibugeac (Plopu) site factsheet
Romania Lake Brateş site factsheet
Romania Lake Dunăreni site factsheet
Romania Lake Oltina site factsheet
Romania Lake Strachina site factsheet
Romania Lake Techirghiol site factsheet
Romania Măxineni site factsheet
Romania Olt valley site factsheet
Romania Prut river flood-plain - Vlădeşti - Frumuşiţa site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Amur river mouth site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Arkhara lowlands (including Khinganskiy Nature Reserve) site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Bolon' lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Forty islands site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Kanchalan river basin site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Keremesit-Sundrun lowland site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Kharchinskoye lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Lebediny refuge (Markovo depression) site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Lower Anadyr lowlands site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Lower Nizhnyaya Taymyra river site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Malakchan bay site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Malamvayam lagoon site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Manily lakes site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Meechkyn spit and adjacent plain site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Meinypylginski and Kapylgyn lakes site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Nevskoye lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) North-east Sakhalin lagoons site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Parapol'skiy valley site factsheet
Russia (Asian) San-Yuryakh site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Tyk and Viakhtu bays site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Utkholok river site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Zhupanovskiy lagoon site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Dvuob'ye site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Holes of the Karasuk river downstream site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Kaban'i lakes site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Lake Gorkoe at village Novotroitskoe site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Lower Ob' site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Lower Yuribey site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) North flood-lands of Ishim river site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Siverga lake site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Upper and Middle Yuribey site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Valley of the Yorkutayakha river site factsheet
Russia (European) Agriculture lands of south and east of Novouzenski district site factsheet
Russia (European) Budnyanski mire site factsheet
Russia (European) Bylinskaya site factsheet
Russia (European) Chechen' Island and east seaside of Agrakhan peninsula site factsheet
Russia (European) Cheremshanski Bay of Kuybyshev Reservoir site factsheet
Russia (European) Dadynskiye lakes site factsheet
Russia (European) Desna flood-plain near Trubchevsk site factsheet
Russia (European) Downstream of Ik river site factsheet
Russia (European) Dunilovskoye bog site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Algashka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Iput' river in vicinity of Kholevichami site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Iput' river in vicinity of Krutoayr site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Kostroma river site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Kotorosl' and Ust'e rivers site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Yukhot' river site factsheet
Russia (European) Floodplain of Cheptsa river site factsheet
Russia (European) Floodplain of the Terek river near Staroshchedrinskaya site factsheet
Russia (European) Floodplains of the Unzha river near Kologriv site factsheet
Russia (European) Homeland of the Crane (Dubna marshes and adjacent areas) site factsheet
Russia (European) Issinski site factsheet
Russia (European) Izhevsk flood-plain of Oka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Karabash-Kudashskaya forest-steppe site factsheet
Russia (European) Kargopol' area site factsheet
Russia (European) Kazachka site factsheet
Russia (European) Khaypudyrskaya Bay (islands of B. Zelenets, Dolgi, Matveyev) site factsheet
Russia (European) Kolguev island site factsheet
Russia (European) Kologrivski forest site factsheet
Russia (European) Kozinka lake and Baranikovski segment of Manych site factsheet
Russia (European) Kuloy river site factsheet
Russia (European) Kurnikov liman site factsheet
Russia (European) Lake Lacha site factsheet
Russia (European) Lower Eruslan site factsheet
Russia (European) Lysyi Liman lake and valley of Vostochniy Manych river site factsheet
Russia (European) Manturovo left bank of the Unzha river site factsheet
Russia (European) Manychstroi area site factsheet
Russia (European) Moksha flood-plain in vicinity of Krasnoslobodsk site factsheet
Russia (European) Moksha valley in vicinity of Temnikov site factsheet
Russia (European) Oka valley in vicinity of Murmino site factsheet
Russia (European) Olonets plain site factsheet
Russia (European) Orshinski marshes site factsheet
Russia (European) River Chernaya site factsheet
Russia (European) Russki Zavorot Peninsula and eastern part of Malozemelskaya Tundra site factsheet
Russia (European) Rybinsk reservoir site factsheet
Russia (European) Savtsinskoye marsh site factsheet
Russia (European) Shalimovskoye bog site factsheet
Russia (European) Shalkaro-Zhetykol'ski lake system site factsheet
Russia (European) Shilovo flood-plain of Oka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Solotcha flood-plain of Oka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Southern part of Chograiski reservoir site factsheet
Russia (European) Spassk flood-plain of Oka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Stakhovski marshes site factsheet
Russia (European) Steppes in the vicinity of Kanavka village site factsheet
Russia (European) Sura environs site factsheet
Russia (European) Unskaya bay site factsheet
Russia (European) Upper Mologa river (Verestovo lake) site factsheet
Russia (European) Valley complex of Moksha and Oka rivers site factsheet
Russia (European) Varegovskoye bog site factsheet
Russia (European) Vaygach island site factsheet
Russia (European) Vorono-Khoperski area site factsheet
Russia (European) Watershed of Kazanka and Shoshma rivers site factsheet
Russia (European) Zavoronezhski area site factsheet
Slovakia Syslovské fields site factsheet
Slovenia River Drava site factsheet
South Korea Cheolwon basin site factsheet
South Korea Cheonsu Bay site factsheet
South Korea Geum-gang river and estuary site factsheet
South Korea Gumi Haepyeong site factsheet
South Korea Han-gang estuary site factsheet
South Korea Junam reservoir site factsheet
South Korea Suncheon Bay site factsheet
South Korea Tidal flat area of southern Ganghwa-do island site factsheet
Syria Baath Lake site factsheet
Turkey Akşehir and Eber Lakes site factsheet
Turkey Çöl Lake and Çalıkdüzü site factsheet
Turkey Eşmekaya Marshes site factsheet
Turkey Işıklı Lake site factsheet
Turkey Karapınar Plain site factsheet
Turkey Kulu Lake site factsheet
Turkey Seyfe Lake site factsheet
Turkey Tersakan Lake site factsheet
Turkey Tuz Lake site factsheet
Ukraine Agricultural lands near Bilorets'ke (Chornozemne village) site factsheet
Ukraine Askania-Nova Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Ukraine Chauda site factsheet
Ukraine Dnipro delta site factsheet
Ukraine Ikva river valley site factsheet
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Energodar) site factsheet
Ukraine Korostushevskoe Game Reserve site factsheet
Ukraine Kugurluj and Kartal lakes site factsheet
Ukraine Kytaj lake site factsheet
Ukraine Molochnyj Liman site factsheet
Ukraine River Danube site factsheet
Ukraine Sasyk lake site factsheet
Ukraine Shagany-Alibej-Burnas lake-system site factsheet
Ukraine Stentsivs'ko-Zhebriyanivs'ki plavni site factsheet
Ukraine Sul's'ka bay site factsheet
Ukraine Syvash Bay site factsheet
Ukraine Tyligul's'kyj lyman site factsheet
Ukraine Utlyuk lyman site factsheet
Ukraine Uzunlars'ke lake site factsheet
Ukraine Yagorlyts'ka and Tendrivs'ka Bays site factsheet
United Kingdom Annaghroe, River Blackwater site factsheet
United Kingdom Coll site factsheet
United Kingdom Dyfi Estuary/Aber Dyfi site factsheet
United Kingdom Eilean na Muice Duibh, Islay site factsheet
United Kingdom Gruinart Flats site factsheet
United Kingdom Kintyre Goose Roosts site factsheet
United Kingdom Laggan Peninsula site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren site factsheet
United Kingdom Lower Lough Macnean site factsheet
United Kingdom Machrihanish site factsheet
United Kingdom Pettigoe Plateau site factsheet
United Kingdom Rhunahaorine Point site factsheet
United Kingdom Rinns of Islay site factsheet
United Kingdom The Oa site factsheet
United Kingdom Tiree and Coll site factsheet
USA Iditarod River Lowlands site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Grassland Tundra suitable breeding
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes suitable non-breeding
Marine Neritic Estuaries suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) major breeding
Altitude 0 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Anser albifrons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)
Species name author (Scopoli, 1769)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,590,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species