The IUCN Red List status for Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is Least Concern due to its large range, and its population size and trend to not meet the criterion for Vulnerable (a distribution of 145,000 km2; BirdLife International 2014). It is included in Appendix II of CITES, as is the case with all hummingbirds, regardless of rarity (except for Hook-billed Hermit Glaucis dohrnii, which is Endangered and is on Appendix I of CITES). Emerald-chinned Hummingbird has Special Protection status under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010) because it has a restricted range and is associated with cloud forest a critically endangered habitat in the country. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird also is a species of high concern to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that 15-49 of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.