Conservation

Anthracocentrus arabicus is not listed as threatened and globally the species is not likely to be endangered. However, populations are extremely localised and restricted to the specific habitat of open forests in sandy desert areas. In parts of its range, this habitat is under intensive pressure from rapid human development and urban sprawl, leading to local extinctions.

Because the survival of the beetle is absolutely dependent on the persistence of suitable wooded areas, the conservation of such areas, which also harbour a diverse fauna and flora, must be promoted.

This beetle requires further investigation to ascertain whether it is a useful species for conservation studies in western Palaearctic desert woodlands.

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