CR
Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli



Search terms 

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd

Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria

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 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 8,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU - Species listed under annex 1 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Gyps rueppelli. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.