Greater Flamingo occurs in Europe, Africa and Asia. The population is increasing. The major threats are poaching, illegal trade, lead pollution, disturbance within breeding colonies, collisions with fences and power lines, as well as diseases.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, or Bonn Convention) as migratory species that is requiring international cooperation.
■ Listed in Appendix II of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a strictly protected fauna species.
■ Listed in Annex I of EU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the Conservation of wild birds (the Birds Directive).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Phoenicopteriformes – flamingos
■ Family Phoenicopteridae – flamingos
■ Species Phoenicopterus roseus – Greater Flamingo