Prior to its re-discovery in 1994, the grey-crowned crocias had not been seen in over 50 years. Since 1994, it has been observed with increasing frequency, albeit at the same few sites (3). However, given its very small range and the constant threat of habitat loss, this species remains at a very high risk of extinction. Forest degradation caused by logging, clearance of land for agriculture, fuel-wood collection and charcoal production threatens all the known sites for this species. Furthermore, an increase in the size of the human population in the region of the Da Lat plateau, attributable to a governmnet resettlement programme, is putting even further pressure on the remaining forest habitat (2) (3).