This discussion was first published on Dec 1 2010 as part of the 2010-2011 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2012.
Initial deadline for comments: 31 January 2012.
Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata is listed as Near Threatened under criteria A2c,d; A3c,d; A4c,d on the basis that it is suspected to be undergoing a continued decline of 1-19% over 10 years owing to heavy and ongoing hunting pressure.
Recently, concern has been expressed over the conversion of suitable habitat in Venezuela for agriculture, particularly for rice cultivation, some of which is taking place in formerly protected areas (C. Sharpe in litt. 2010). Further information is requested on this potential threat, including the likely impact on the species. A request is also made for up-to-date information on this species’s status throughout its range, including estimations of population sizes and trends at national and global levels and details on the severity of threats. The species’s population trend should be estimated for a period of 23 years (estimate of three generations).