Lovely Cotinga has a large geographic range, and so its IUCN Red List status is of Least Concern (a population of 20,000-49,999 individuals and a distribution of 298,000 km2; BirdLife International 2013). Nonetheless, it is classified as threatened under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This is also 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 50% or more of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.