Green Imperial-pigeon Ducula aenea

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1766)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
The population of this widespread species is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid to rapid reduction due to habitat loss caused by forest cover clearance. The rate of forest cover loss has increased in recent years, such that the most recent 5-year annual mean rate is equivalent to a 24.9-25.5% loss of forest cover over three generations between 2016 and 2036. Rapid declines have also been reported in Laos, Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand, with high rates of trapping for food considered to be contributing to declines. As such, the species is assessed as Near Threatened, as it is suspected to approach the threshold for listing as threatened under criteria A3cd+A4cd.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 16,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ducula aenea. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/green-imperial-pigeon-ducula-aenea on 30/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/09/2023.