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Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Hume, 1869

Red List Category

Criteria: A3e

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Near Threatened on the basis that it is suspected that it will undergo a moderately rapid population decline over the next three generations owing to the impacts of diclofenac use in livestock, a drug that has caused drastic declines in other Gyps species and appears to be fatal to this species when ingested. The distribution of this species and existing efforts to reduce diclofenac use may limit the impacts.

Population size: 66000-334000

Population trend: Stable

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 5,760,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Gyps himalayensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.