Emperor Goose populations appear to be stable in North America, with a possible increase, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 2015 spring count, taken on the spring staging areas in southwestern Alaska, was estimated at just over 98,000 birds. The species rates a 14 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. Emperor Goose is on the 2016 State of North America's Birds' Watch List, which includes bird species that are most at risk of extinction without significant conservation actions to reverse declines and reduce threats. This species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List as a moderately rapid decline is suspected to have occurred overall, with additional declines expected as a result of climate change.Back to top
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