Red List Category
This species is classified as Critically Endangered because until very recently its population was extremely small and declining owing to land-use change (particularly a decrease in grazing pressure) and predation by invasive predators. The population has recently shown some signs of recovery however, and if it continues to remain above 250 mature individuals and/or continues to increase or stay stable for a five year period it is likely to be eligible for downlisting. Given uncertainty over the impacts of the impending construction of an airport (which may well be significant), and given that these impacts will become clearer in the near future, the status of this species should continue to be monitored closely.
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Charadrius sanctaehelenae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.