By XU Yanjun, ZHOU Jinfeng, WANG Huo, TANG Dian
Abstract: The Great Bustard is a wild animal under first-class national protection in China and an endangered species in the world. There are two subspecies of the Great Bustard, one the oriental subspecies distributed in Northeast Asia, and the other the nominate subspecies distributed in Central Asia, Europe and Africa. In addition to the different distribution areas, the two subspecies have some differences, but the number of nominate subspecies is still considerable. It is optimistically estimated that the current population of the oriental subspecies is less than 2000, which is already in a critical situation. Based on preliminary incomplete statistics such as survey data and literature review, about 932 Great Bustards of the oriental subspecies wild populations overwintered in China from 2022 to 2023. Finally, through the analysis of data and protection status, it is suggested that the Great Bustard be upgraded in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Key words: Great Bustard, wild animals under first-class national protection, endangered species, IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
XU Yanjun, ZHOU Jinfeng, WANG Huo, TANG Dian. Preliminary report on overwintering Great Bustards in China from 2022 to 2023. BioGreen - Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development. Vol. 1, August 2023. Total Issues 47. ISSN2749-9065
Source: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species