Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis

Family: Gruidae (Cranes)

Authority: (Müller, 1776)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Endangered because it has a very small population, and although the population in Japan has grown, the continental Asian population continues to decline owing to loss and degradation of wetlands through conversion to agriculture and industrial development.

Population size: 1830

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,080,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Grus japonensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2021.