IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Rossi, R.V. & Duarte, J.M.B Reviewer/s
Black, P. & Gonzalez, S. (Deer Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
This species is considered to be Lest Concern in light of its wide distribution and occurrence in many protected areas. Mazama nemorivaga
has a large geographic distribution mostly associated to the Amazon basin forests. Although this species is threatened by loss of habitat and local hunting (mainly for subsistence), it occurs in several protected areas throughout its range. Besides, several studies have shown that over hunting is not a real threat to this deer (at least in Suriname and northeastern Peru), due to its ability of dispersal, difficulty of capture, and fast rates of reproduction. Despite the Least Concern status of this species, taxonomic studies must be encouraged in order to evaluate the taxonomic status of the northernmost populations, for which several nominal taxa are available and morphological differences related to southern populations have been reported.