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Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes



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Red List Category

Criteria: A4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been downlisted from Vulnerable as analysis of recent data suggests that its population is not undergoing rapid on-going declines and is either stable or increasing. However, modelling of the likely effects of mortality caused by longline fishing fleets, combined with potential losses to breeding colonies from sea-level rise and storm surges, suggests it is appropriate to precautionarily predict a moderately rapid population decline over the next three generations (56 years), hence its classification as Near Threatened rather than Least Concern.



Population size: mature individuals

Population trend: Increasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 29 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
Realm - Nearctic - realm
Realm - Oceanic - realm
Realm - Palearctic - realm
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern - Species listed by US Fish and Wildlife Service
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Phoebastria nigripes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016.