Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans

Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: Linnaeus, 1758

Red List Category

Criteria: A4bd

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Justification of Red List category
Overall past and predicted future declines amount to a rapid population reduction over a period of three generations, qualifying the species as Vulnerable. At South Georgia, this species is undergoing a rapid decline over three generations (70 years). On the Crozet and Kerguelen Islands, the populations rapidly declined between 1970-1986, then stabilised, but have recently declined again. Longline fishing is likely to be the main cause of decline in this species, causing reductions in adult survival and juvenile recruitment, and this threat is on-going.

Population size: 20100 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 128,000,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Diomedea exulans. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.