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Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Brehm, 1852)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcd+3bcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Critically Endangered due to severe declines in parts of its range. Overall it is suspected to have undergone a very rapid decline owing to habitat loss and conversion to agro-pastoral systems, declines in wild ungulate populations, hunting for trade, persecution, collision and poisoning.



Population size: 22000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 14,100,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Gyps rueppelli. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2017.