This species is still widespread (see e.g. http://www.wikiaves.com/mapaRegistros_cujubi) but is strongly-tied to forest-habitat and seems to avoid secondary forest. It is heavily hunted in the north of its Amazonian range but likely less impacted further south. Habitat loss likely reflects population declines and hunting may be regionally additive.
In Pantanal wetland the species faces conservation problems such as habitat loss due to deforestation in detriment of increase cultivated pastures and, recently, habitat destruction by fires. Studies with population estimates of cracid species in Pantanal wetland indicate that birds of this group tend to have reduced populations in areas altered by the fragmentation and suppression of native vegetation (forests).
To add some additional information on the Pantanal part of the population, an unprecedented 26% of that biome (within Brazil) burned in 2020 (source: https://lasa.ufrj.br/noticias/area-queimada-pantanal-2020/). The causes of these fires are multiple, and include drought (associated with the effects of climate change and deforestation on rainfall), fires started by people (both deliberately and accidentally) , dams upstream that reduce water flow to the Pantanal, and a lack of support by the current federal government to agencies such as ICMBio who are tasked with fighting fires.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this discussion. We greatly appreciate the time and effort invested by so many people in commenting. The window for consultation is now closed. We will analyse and interpret the new information and post a preliminary decision on this species’s Red List status on this page in early July.
Thank you once again,
BirdLife Red List Team
Based on available information, our preliminary proposal for the 2021 Red List would be to adopt the proposed classifications outlined in the initial forum discussion.
There is now a period for further comments until the final deadline in late July, after which the recommended categorisations will be put forward to IUCN.
The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.
Recommended categorisation to be put forward to IUCN
The final categorisation for this species has not changed. Red-throated Piping-guan is recommended to be listed as Vulnerable under Criteria A3cd+4cd .
Many thanks for everyone who contributed to the 2021 GTB Forum process. The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.
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