Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)
Authority: (Harting, 1873)
Red List Category
This species was 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. Since 2005 surveys have shown a stable or increasing population, which has remained higher than 250 mature individuals since at least 2007 owing to successful management. Consequently this species has now been downlisted to Vulnerable. Given uncertainty over the impacts of the new airport, 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 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.