Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis

Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: Roux et al. 1983

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(v); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small population, confined to a tiny area on one island. Although numbers have recently been increasing, a continuing decline is projected owing to the impact of a disease which is probably already causing chick mortality.

Population size: 100

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 11,900,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Diomedea amsterdamensis. Downloaded from on 24/04/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/04/2017.