For the sake of leaving a reply in hope that it will catalyse others to do the same, from my position on no recent first-hand experience I think that this proposed uplist makes sense, and despite the best efforts of some, I doubt that risk to the species will decline significantly in the next decade (although hopefully, I am wrong).
It is necessary to upgrade this species. Several conservation works has been done for this species in the last five years in Vietnam (included in the Vietnamese Government Degree No. 06 and 64/2019 – which are refer for Vietnam penal code in 2015). However, hunting, snares still fairly common in the species’s distribution range, particularly the population in central highland. Habitats loss still happened and the species now is mainly focused at some protected areas.
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 mid-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. Vietnamese Crested Argus is recommended to be listed as Critically Endangered under Criteria A2bcd+4bcd.
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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