Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Forster, 1791)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd

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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. Data published in 2016 suggests that the population in Africa is declining extremely rapidly, and future population assessments may lead to further uplisting.

BirdLife Species Champion: Sean Dennis & Barry Sullivan

Population size: 6500 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 34,200,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Torgos tracheliotos. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/lappet-faced-vulture-torgos-tracheliotos on 23/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 23/02/2024.