The IUCN lists capybaras as a species of least concern, citing its large population, large distribution, and frequent occurrence within protected areas. However, some local populations are in decline due to over-hunting.
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: no special status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: least concern
- 2008. "IUCN Red List" (On-line). Accessed April 09, 2009 at http://www.iucnredlist.org/.