Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii

Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: (Oustalet, 1883)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1; D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened owing to its moderately small population and range size. The effect of invasive species as well as of small-scale and industrial fisheries on the population is not known. The species may warrant uplisting to a higher threat category when more data on its population size and trends are acquired.

Population size: 13800

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 24,300,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Calonectris edwardsii. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/cape-verde-shearwater-calonectris-edwardsii on 01/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/06/2023.