The Annamite striped rabbit is assessed as “Endangered” based on the high level of snaring and agriculture activity in Vietnam which is causing sharp declines in all ground-dwelling small mammals.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed the Annamite striped rabbit’s conservation status as Endangered based on the high level of snaring activity in Vietnam, which is causing sharp declines in all ground-dwelling small mammals in the region.
Threats to the Annamite striped rabbit are hunting, either by snare or dogs, and habitat loss due to agriculture and logging, which makes it more vulnerable to hunters. The most significant threats are snares and cultivation at lower altitudes and agriculture throughout the rabbit’s range. The least, but increasing, threats are extensive road building which opens undisturbed area to farmers and timber harvesters, dams, and mining.
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• Sources | (Hoedl, 2012; Tilker, 2013c; Tilker, et al., 2019; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2021a)