Emperor Goose Anser canagicus

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Sevastianov, 1802)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2de+4cde

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Justification of Red List category
This attractive goose is suspected to have suffered a moderately rapid decline, and it is thought to still be at risk owing to subsistence hunting and oil pollution. It is consequently classified as Near Threatened. Worryingly, it is expected to undergo a moderate population reduction in the near future owing to climate change.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 775,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anser canagicus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/emperor-goose-anser-canagicus on 10/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 10/12/2023.