Large Green Pigeon
This species qualifies as Vulnerable
because it is restricted to low-lying forest in a region in which this
habitat-type is being cleared and degraded at such a rate that rapid and
continuing population declines are inferred.
Massive declines in the population
of this species are presumably occurring in the face of habitat loss.
Huge areas of lowland forest were removed from its range during the 20th
century, chiefly through logging, conversion to agriculture and fire.
For example, Kalimatan lost almost 25% of its cover between 1985 and
lost 30% in the
same period, suggesting that virtually all original lowland habitat will
have disappeared from these areas by around 2010, unless preventative
measures can be implemented effectively. A similar scenario faces all
other range states. Major fires in
continue to affect enormous areas of forest while
industrial-scale illegal logging is rampant in almost all areas. A
secondary threat is imposed by widespread high levels of hunting.
It has been recorded in several
protected areas, including Taman Negara (Malaysia), Gunung Palung and
Tanjung Puting National Parks (Kalimantan), Gunung Leuser and Bukit
Barisan Selatan National Parks (Sumatra).
*Conduct comprehensive surveys to
establish its current distribution and status, and gather data on its
movements and ecological requirements. *Formulate a management strategy
for Sundaic birds largely reliant on lowland forest. *Promote effective
management of existing protected areas (including, for this species,
maintenance of high fig density) in the Sundaic region and the expansion
of the protected-area network. *Lobby for reduced logging of lowland
forests throughout its range.
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