Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus

Family: Pelecanidae (Pelicans)

Authority: Bruch, 1832

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cde

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Justification of Red List category
Conservation measures have resulted in a population increase in Europe, particularly at the species's largest colony (Lake Mikri Prespa in Greece), but also in other countries, following implementation of conservation actions, and it has therefore been downlisted from Vulnerable. The potential remains for the species to undergo large declines in the future, given ongoing threats in much of the range, and the continued conservation-dependence of European colonies  As such, it is precautionarily suspected that this species could undergo moderately rapid declines in the next three generations, and it is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 11400-13400 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 12,600,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pelecanus crispus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/dalmatian-pelican-pelecanus-crispus on 11/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 11/12/2023.