Although the white-nosed coati is classified as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List, it is considered and endangered species in New Mexico and is given total legal protection there.
The white-nosed coati is listed as Least Concern on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Although it is locally threatened as a result of ongoing habitat loss and hunting, it is not declining at a rate nearly sufficient to qualify even for Near Threatened. It has a wide distribution range and is present in many protected areas across its range.
The government of Honduras has listed its population of the species in Appendix III of CITES, placing restrictions on international trade in their animals.
The white-nosed coati is classified as an endangered species in New Mexico and is given total legal protection there.
Elsewhere in its range it does not appear to be afforded any official protection.