Native to China, the Elliot’s prefer the evergreen and deciduous broadleaf and coniferous forests. Clearance of natural forest has been illegal since 1998 and although hunting is also a factor at a local level, it seems that population declines are now slower than in the past.
Threats to species:
The main threats currently faced by the Elliot’s include the burning of forest by man-made hill fires, collection of firewood, and illegal hunting.
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