Status and Conservation

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International Advisory Group for the Northern Bald Ibis


Morocco:  500 – 600 birds (2009) Syria: 4 (2009), Turkey: 100 (2009)

Captive population

1000 birds in Europe, 120 in North America, 120 in Japan


The NBI is an endangered bird species (IUCN Critically endangered; CITES I). Loss and/or degradation/overgrazing of feeding habitats (Turkey, Syria), disturbance at the breeding sites (Morocco) and hunting (Syria, wintering grounds) are the biggest threats for the species

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