Glossy Ibis is the most widespread ibis species (North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia). Numbers are currently decreasing. Major threats are habitat destruction, pesticide pollution and hunting.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, or Bonn Convention) as migratory species that is requiring international cooperation.
■ Listed in Appendix II of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a strictly protected fauna species.
■ Listed in Annex I of EU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the Conservation of wild birds (the Birds Directive).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Pelecaniformes – pelicans and relatives
■ Family Threskiornithidae – ibises and spoonbills
■ Species Plegadis falcinellus – Glossy Ibis