Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Lawrence, 1884)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small and fragmented population which has declined owing to habitat loss and fragmentation caused by hurricanes, fire and clearance for tourism, industry, residential housing and roads, as well as grazing and predation by invasive species. A 2008 recovery plan aims to urgently prevent further population decline due to habitat loss and other threats, and increase the wild population through protection and restoration to allow for four self-sustaining subpopulations.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Bonnie Rusk (Grenada Dove Conservation Program)

Population size: 110

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 70 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Leptotila wellsi. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.