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Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum



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Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened owing to its moderately small population and hence almost qualifies for listing under criterion C2a(i). If this is found to be undergoing a decline, the species may qualify for uplisting to a higher threat category.



Population size: 9300 mature individuals

Population trend: Stable

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 228,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Sternula balaenarum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.