There are many poorly understood aspects of the life history and ecology of White-lored Warbler that should be targeted in future research efforts. Particularly critical are studies describing the breeding biology and estimating the breeding success and survival of this species in natural and modified habitats of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
There is a need to confirm the species density estimates along the elevation ranges in other areas of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, particularly in the less studied western and southern slopes (Utría-Ortega 2012). This would produce a more precise population estimate for the species throughout its range and would aid a more thorough assessment of its conservation status (López-Lanús and Renjifo 2002).
Long term monitoring studies should aim to establish population trends for the species as well as assessing past and future habitat loss (López-Lanús and Renjifo 2002). This should be complemented with an effort to design and implement beneficial land-management strategies that are compatible with the local agriculture and the conservation of this endemic species.