Eastern White Pelican occurs in southern Europe, Asia and Africa. The population trend is unknown. The major threats are habitat destruction and poaching.
■ Listed in Appendix I of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, or Bonn Convention) as a threatened migratory species.
■ 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 Pelecaniformes – pelicans and relatives
■ Family Pelecanidae – pelicans
■ Species Pelecanus onocrotalus – Eastern White Pelican