IUCN Red List: Vulnerable
Black-necked Crane occurs in China, India, Bhutan and Nepal. The species is extinct in Vietnam. The population is decreasing. The major threats are habitat destruction, pollution and poaching.
■ Included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1988, listed as Vulnerable (VU) since 1994.
■ 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) as a threatened migratory species (Appendix I) that conservation is requiring international cooperation (Appendix II).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Gruiformes – cranes, rails and relatives
■ Family Gruidae – cranes
■ Species Grus nigricollis – Black-necked Crane