Conservation status

The Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), Malayan pangolin (Manis javanica), Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla), and ground pangolin (Manis temminckii ) are listed as Lower Risk/Near Threatened by the IUCN. Sanctions often apply to trade in pangolins and their products. Much of their habitat is being depleted due to the eroding of tropical rainforests and other areas. Their main threats are humans, large cats (especially leopards, lions, and tigers), hyenas, and pythons. The population densities and territorial ranges of all pangolins continue to decline.

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