Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii

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Red List Category

Criteria: A4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Endangered as recent research has suggested that the population has undergone a very rapid population decline due to collisions with power lines, a trend which is set to continue into the future as successful mitigation measures are yet to be implemented. Research is underway to assess the current population size and identify ways to effectively mitigate collisions with power lines.

Population size: mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 342,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Neotis ludwigii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.