Buteo galapagoensis was apparently once common on most of the main islands of the Galápagos, Ecuador. This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small population. Trends are not clear, but are assumed to be stable. If threats, notably persecution, were shown to be causing a decline, this species would warrant uplisting to Endangered.
Factsheet: Galapagos Hawk Buteo galapagoensis