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Archived 2011-2012 topics: Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata): request for information

Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata is listed as Near Threatened under criteria A2c,d; A3c,d; A4c,d on the basis that it is suspected to be undergoing a continued decline of 1-19% over 10 years owing to heavy and ongoing hunting pressure. Recently, concern has been expressed over the conversion of suitable habitat in Venezuela for agriculture, particularly for rice cultivation, some of which is taking place in formerly protected areas (C. Sharpe in litt. 2010).
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