Viridian Dacnis has a relatively small geographic range (6369 km2), within which it has lost more than 55% of its historical habitat (Renjifo et al. 2002). It is categorized as Near Threatened by the IUCN due to its small range, with relatively few known localities, and due to its general scarcity, as well as loss of habitat within this range (Renjifo et al. 2002, BirdLife International 2016). Viridian Dacnis is reported in the AICA (Area Important for Conservation of Aves) in Capurganá and in the PNN (Natural National Park) Katíos (Renjifo et al. 2002). The population size for this bird is unknown but it is considered rare; indeed, it was not reported at all for 64 years after its initial discovery (Hellmayr 1938, Meyer de Schauensee 1941). Parker et al. (1996) listed the priority level for the conservation of this species as medium, but this could increase if further research quantifies population declines. In 1972 the establishment of the National Parks and Reserves system initiated the protection of the forest Alto Darien (ANAM 2006). There are now 65 declared protected areas in Panama, of which 21.5% have adopted shared management. Shared management of protected areas in Central America policies support greater participation of society in civil protection and sustainable management of the natural resources (ANAM 2006).