This pigeon has been upgraded to
Endangered because it is inferred to have a very small population that is
undergoing a continuing rapid decline owing to widespread destruction of
its lowland forest habitat.
The near-total loss of lowland
forest throughout its range has caused its decline. In the late 1980s
forest cover was estimated at just 29% on Mindanao, and as little as 433 km2
of old-growth dipterocarp remained on Samar and Leyte, with most lowland
forest leased to logging concessions, and mining applications. Dinagat has
lost practically all lowland forest as a result of illegal logging and,
particularly, chromite surface-mining.
It has been recorded recently in
just one protected area,
*Conduct further surveys in
remaining tracts of suitable habitat and areas with historical records,
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