Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae

Family: Ardeidae (Herons)

Authority: (Hartlaub, 1860)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small population which is undergoing a continuing decline due to the ongoing degradation of its wetland habitats and the exploitation of its eggs and young. 

Population size: 1000-2499 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,050,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ardeola idae. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/madagascar-pond-heron-ardeola-idae on 08/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 08/12/2023.