Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus is listed as Least Concern on ths basis that it does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under any of the IUCN criteria.
BirdLife International is aware that concerns have been expressed over this species’s status on the African Raptors listserver group since at least May 2010. In light of such concerns, information is requested on this species’s status. Up-to-date estimates of population sizes at the national, regional or global level would be very useful; however, information on the likely rate of decline at any of these scales is regarded as particularly important, and details of likely threats and their impacts will also assist in the evaluation of this species’s status. To qualify as threatened under the A criteria, a decline in this species’s population must be observed, estimated, inferred or suspected in the past, future, or both, at a rate of at least 30% over 53 years (estimate of three generations) for Vulnerable and at least 50% over 53 years for Endangered. A rate of decline approaching 30% over 53 years would make the species eligible for uplisting to Near Threatened.