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Archived topics 2010-2011: Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi): correctly listed as Near Threatened?

Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi is listed as Near Threatened on the basis that it is undergoing a continued decline estimated at 20-29% over 10 years based on current rates of lowland forest loss in its range, as well as the effects of ongoing hunting pressure. Recent evidence, however, suggests that the species may be able to tolerate a higher level of hunting pressure than was previously thought. Continue reading

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