Great Snipe Gallinago media

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Latham, 1787)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is thought to be experiencing a moderately rapid population decline, owing primarily to habitat loss and degradation, as well as hunting pressure; it almost meets the requirements for listing as threatened under criteria A2cd+3cd+4cd. 

Population size: 200000-380000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 9,730,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gallinago media. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/great-snipe-gallinago-media on 03/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/10/2023.