This species has a small, declining population as a result of the widespread loss, degradation and disturbance of wetlands and breeding sites throughout its range. The global population is now estimated to be considerably lower than was previously thought, and is now thought to comprise a single, migratory subpopulation. It has therefore been uplisted to Endangered: BirdLife International. 2017. Haliaeetus leucoryphus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22695130A119358956. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22695130A119358956.en. Downloaded on 11 February 2018.