Many things, including war in its Somalia range, hunting, drought, and the habitat loss that these factors cause, threaten the dibatag. There are currently no protected areas within its range, and no captive breeding populations. Despite this, conservationists have proposed efforts to save this species, with Ogaden being the only viable location for these efforts to prove successful. The dibatag appears n the IUCN Red List wit a conservation status of "Vulnerable".
We can only hope that progress will be made by conservationists to save this species. It is so sad that such a beautiful animal should face extinction. There are so many creatures that are threatened these days very often as a result of the actions of mankind.