Great Bustard conservation status has declined to ENDANGERED globally

A re-assessment of the status of the Great Bustard has been published by the global conservation authority, IUCN. Due to recent steep declines in population size across most of the species’ range, the Great Bustard is now considered to be ENDANGERED at a global level, a downgrade from its former assessment as VULNERABLE.

Publications by Eurasian Bustard Alliance have aided this assessment by documenting the contemporary status of Great Bustard populations in Asia and assembling updated range maps. This new assessment reflects the sad reality of the species’ decline, and it is our hope that it serves as an alarm for governments and organizations to mobilize more attention and resources for this species.