Cape Gannet Morus capensis

Family: Sulidae (Gannets, Boobies)

Authority: (Lichtenstein, 1823)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2acde+3cde+4acde

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Justification of Red List category
This species has undergone a large population reduction over the past three generations and is projected to continue to decline rapidly over the next three generations. For these reasons it is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 246000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 326,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Morus capensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/cape-gannet-morus-capensis on 31/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 31/05/2023.