- Red List Category and Criteria (IUCN) : Endangered (B1+2) (EN); Published in 1998.
- Major Threats (IUCN) : The tree is commercially valuable for its timber and for the extraction of dye, medicine and cosmetics. It has been overexploited in the past.
- Conservation Actions (IUCN) : International trade is now monitored through a CITES Appendix II listing and plantations are being established.
Source : CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997). 1998. Pterocarpus santalinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32104A9679328.