Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes

Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: (Audubon, 1849)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cd

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Justification of Red List category
An analysis of recent data suggests that this species' population is not undergoing rapid declines, as once thought, 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 (66 years), hence it is classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: 139800 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 94,100,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phoebastria nigripes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-footed-albatross-phoebastria-nigripes on 29/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/11/2023.