Because it is widespread, the crested porcupine is globally evaluated as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species but is considered “Endangered” in Morocco.
Globally the crested porcupine is very widespread and is therefore listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In Morocco, the crested porcupine is considered Endangered.
Although it is a favored food item for humans and is considered an agricultural pest species in parts of its range, these are not presently thought to be major threats to the survival of the species.
• Image | ©️ Petr Kratochvil, Public Domain (CC0 Public Domain)
• Sources | (Amori & De Smet, 2016; McPhee, 2003; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020b)
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