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Piping Plover Charadrius melodus



Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)

Authority: Ord, 1824

Red List Category

Criteria: A3ce

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population which has declined significantly since the 1950s. However, there have been overall population increases since 1991 and the species's population is thought to currently be growing at a slow rate. The population increase is however largely the result of intensive conservation management and thus it is likely that positive trends would reverse again if conservation action were to stop. Due to its high conservation dependence and the risk of future declines following any stochastic event, the species warrants listing as Near Threatened.



Population size: 7600-8400

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,090,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Charadrius melodus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/03/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/03/2021.