Wallace’s hawk-eagle is increasingly threatened by the loss of its lowland rainforest habitat (2), which in some parts of its range is occurring at a staggering rate (4). Commercial logging and forest clearance for rubber and palm oil plantations are responsible for this rapid habitat loss (1). In Thailand, virtually all the lowland forest has now been cleared. Despite being observed in logged areas, this bird appears to require tall trees for nesting, and thus the loss of lowland rainforests throughout its range is likely to result in the loss of this species (4). The subspecies S.n. stresemanni was last recorded on the island of Nias in the last remnant of lowland forest on the island. This small patch of rainforest, surrounded by cultivated areas, was continuing to be encroached upon, suggesting that soon it would be cleared, and the subspecies may be unlikely to survive for much longer (4).