Black Stork nests across Europe and Asia, winters in Sub-Saharan Africa, North India and South China. A new breeding population has developed in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Numbers are currently unknown. Major threats are hunting and habitat destruction.
■ Within EAZA, captive population data are recorded in European Studbook since 1996. The studbook is kept by Warsaw Zoo.
■ 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).
■ An especially protected species in Latvia (the Cabinet of Ministers' Regulations No. 396 on November 14, 2000).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Ciconiiformes – storks and relatives
■ Family Ciconiidae – storks
■ Species Ciconia nigra – Black Stork