Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis

Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: (Rothschild, 1893)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4bd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has rebounded from declines in the late 1990s and early 2000s, perhaps because apparent changes in the breeding populations reflected large scale environmental conditions that affected the number of birds that returned to the colonies to nest rather than actual declines in the population. Given the difficulty of predicting long-term trends for such a long-lived species, and the number of documented threats and the uncertainty over their future effects, the species is precautionarily projected to undergo a moderately rapid population decline over three generations (84 years), and as such qualifies as Near Threatened (nearly qualifies for listing as threatened under criterion A4bd).

Population size: 1600000 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 49,000,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phoebastria immutabilis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/laysan-albatross-phoebastria-immutabilis on 28/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/11/2023.