Threatened species of Gyps coprotheres

Other Names:
Threatened species of Cape griffon

Gyps coprotheres is steadily declining in the face of a multitude of threats including accidental poisoning, organochlorine contamination, electrocution, disturbance at colonies, food-stress during chick- rearing, and persecution.


A world population of Gyps coprotheres was estimated in 1983 at 10,000 birds (possibly as many as 12,000 at the start of the 1990s owing to more complete data).

Gyps coprotheres is considered as "Vulnerable" by the IUCN.

Broader Problems:
Threatened species of Gyps
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Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2020 – 00:52 CEST