The Conservation Status of Breeding Raptors in the Mediterranean

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation presents an overview of the regional conservation status of breeding raptors in the Mediterranean region. The region is one of the world’s richest in terms of diversity, with a total 53 species of raptors breeding regularly in this region. However, nearly 40% of these species qualify as regionally threatened by the IUCN Red List of Species, with the highest concentration found in Spain, France and Turkey. The most common threats are hunting, trapping, pollution and agriculture. Read further to learn more about this group of species and the effective conservation actions that benefit them.