The global population of the Collared Forest-Falcon is believed to be in decline. Nonetheless this species has a very wide geographic distribution. In view of these factors, the IUCN Red List status for the Collared Forest-Falcon is rated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2012). As is true of almost all species of raptors, the Collared Forest-Falcon is listed on Appendix II of CITES. This species also is offered special legal protection within portions of its geographic range. In Mexico, for example, it is protected under federal law ((SEMARNAT 2010).