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Archived 2010-2011 topics: Socotra Buzzard (Buteo socotraensis): list as Vulnerable?

Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis is recognised as a valid species following Porter and Kirwan (2010). Surveys carried out between 1999 and 2008 suggest that there is a population of perhaps fewer than 500 mature individuals, however there is no evidence of a decline in the population. It is therefore proposed that the species be listed as Vulnerable under criterion D1. Continue reading

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