We're the IUCN Hornbill Specialist Group

There are 62 hornbill species in the world—32 in Asia and 30 in Africa. Currently, 26 of them are Globally Threatened or Near Threatened with extinction, with all other species listed as Least Concern, although some are poorly known. There are currently serious and escalating threats to these hornbills, including habitat destruction and poaching. Many taxa lack a global conservation strategy to address these threats.  We help guide such processes.