Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been listed as Near Threatened owing to evidence that is has undergone a moderately rapid population decline over the past three generations.
While the population in some parts of the range has been stable or increasing due to conservation action, reductions are suspected to be rapid in parts of the Himalayas and India, and in the isolated South African population. Declines are attributed to non-target poisoning, including from diclofenac, but also direct mortality due to collisions with energy infrastructure, increased disturbance and a reduction in food availability.

Population size: 1675-6700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 61,700,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gypaetus barbatus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/bearded-vulture-gypaetus-barbatus on 08/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 08/12/2023.