The IUCN Red List status for Yellow-naped Parrot is Vulnerable, due to information about threats and rapid population decline (BirdLife International 2015). It has an estimated world breeding population of 20,000-49,999 individuals, and a resident distribution of about 90,800 km2 (BirdLife International 2015). It is considered Endangered under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This species is also a tropical resident of high tri-national concern (Mexico-U.S.-Canada) to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that at least 50% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.