CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable
CURRENT NUMBERS: Unknown
Poaching: Poaching and illegal wildlife trade is the biggest threat to pangolins. They are heavily poached for their scales, body parts and bush meat.
Electrical fences: Pangolins are often electrocuted on lower strands of electric fences.
Insecticides: Pangolins are extremely sensitive to insecticides.
Gin traps: Pangolins are often bycatch in traps like gin traps meant for other species.
Habitat loss: Pangolin habitats are decreasing due to increases in human populations and alteration of existing habitats.