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Archived 2011-2012 topics: Vietnam Greenfinch (Carduelis monguilloti): downlist to Least Concern?

The area of suitable habitat for this species is actually thought to be increasing as a result of deforestation, as this leads to increases in the area of scrub and Khasi pine forest, the growth of which is stimulated by fire (BirdLife International 2001, del Hoyo et al. 2010). It is therefore proposed that the species be downlisted to Least Concern as it no longer appears to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under any of the IUCN criteria. Comments on this proposed change are invited and further information on this species is requested. Continue reading

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