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 listed as 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 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,220,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Gyps himalayensis. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/himalayan-griffon-gyps-himalayensis on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 22/02/2024.