VU
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan



Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: (Acerbi, 1827)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4bcde

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Justification of Red List category

This species is precautionarily maintained as Vulnerable. Existing demographic studies of populations in France and Malta indicate a population decline, caused by low breeding success due to predation by introduced mammals and low adult survival owing to fisheries bycatch and predation. However there may be large as yet undiscovered colonies in the Eastern Mediterranean or the Black Sea. If further study and monitoring provide evidence of large stable or increasing populations, the species may warrant downlisting in the future.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 5,480,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Puffinus yelkouan. 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.