Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja): Revise global status?

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1 Response to Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja): Revise global status?

  1. Chris Sharpe says:

    I suspect VU on the basis of A3cd + A4cd is certainly plausible, given habitat loss and increasing penetration of illicit mining operations, irregular armed groups, and / or farmers, etc, into previously intact, often large wilderness protected areas in some parts of South America (Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Perú and Bolivia). But are there hard data to support declines in AOO/EOO? For the record, we list as nationally VU in Venezuela (https://especiesamenazadas.org/taxon/chordata/aves/falconiformes/accipitridae/harpia/aguila-arpia), and I know that is the case in Brazil, but NT in Colombia. Also note that the species historically extended around the S and W margins of Lake Maracaibo and up into Sierra de Perijá and persists in parts of the region (Viloria et al. in press BBOC 141(2)).

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