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Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Forster, 1791)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+3bcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered. Only a small, very rapidly declining population remains, owing primarily to poisoning and persecution, as well as ecosystem alterations. Recently published data suggests that the population in Africa is declining extremely rapidly, and future population assessments may lead to further uplisting.



Population size: 5700

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 32,100,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Torgos tracheliotos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.