Waldrapp Ibis nests in Morocco, Spain, Syria, Turkey and Yemen. There are several species reintroduction projects in process, and most populations are currently stable. The major threats are hunting, poaching, habitat destruction, pesticide poisoning as well as war (a large colony of the species was present in Syria, its current fate is unknown).
■ Included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1988, listed as Endangered (EN) since 2018.
■ The species is managed under the EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme). It is coordinated by Innsbruck Zoo.
■ Listed in Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Listed in Appendices I and II of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, or Bonn Convention).
■ Listed in Appendix II of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a strictly protected fauna species.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Pelecaniformes – pelicans and relatives
■ Family Threskiornithidae – ibises and spoonbills
■ Species Geronticus eremita – Waldrapp Ibis