VU
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus



Family: Gruidae (Cranes)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2acde+3cde; C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
Although it is known that there have been some population declines, there is limited and conflicting information on trends for this species, even in key areas. Until better data can be obtained, it is listed as Vulnerable since it has a small population which appears to have undergone a rapid decline which, with threats continuing or increasing, is projected to continue.



Population size: 6000-6300

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 7,270,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Bugeranus carunculatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.