The white-necklaced partridge’s range is known to be near or within some protected areas, including the Mulun Reserve and Kiuwandashan Reserve in Hunajiang County (7). However, many of the protected areas are small and isolated, and conservation management is often weak (3) (5). It is not known how many areas have suitable forest habitat to support healthy white-necklaced partridge populations (3).
A 565 square kilometres reserve in Fujian, known as the Wyuishan Nature Reserve, reportedly contains the largest population of white-necklaced partridges, and this protected area, along with another 160 square kilometres reserve in Jiangxi, is believed to play a key role in the long-term survival of this species (3) (5).
Conservation recommendations include nationally protecting the white-necklaced partridge in China and enforcing a hunting ban. Further research into its habitat requirements, distribution, and abundance would determine the key sites for conservation and help to improve management measures (3).