LC
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli



Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: Mathews, 1912

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species had been predicted to undergo a moderately rapid population decline in the near future but has instead shown a significant increase during the past two decades (probably owing to greater availability of carrion from expanding populations of fur seals, increased waste from commercial fishing operations, and the use of measures to reduce seabird bycatch around some breeding colonies). It no longer approaches the threshold for classification as threatened and is therefore classified as Least Concern.



Population size: 11000-14000

Population trend: Increasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 88,600,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Antarctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Macronectes halli. 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.