穿山甲除了是全球販運最多的物種，每年估計有 1000 多隻在南非被電圍欄殺死。 南非估計有 600 萬公里的電圍欄。這些圍欄中約有 38% 是商業農場及狩獵牧場所設置。電圍欄有助於保護牲畜，並減少人類與野生動物的衝突，但同時也電殺死穿山甲、龜及蛇等小型動物。
Beside being the most trafficked species worldwide, over 1000 of pangolins in South African are being killed by electric fences annually. there are an estimated 6million kilometers of electric fences in South Africa. Around 38% of these fences are used by commercial farms and game ranches. Electric fences can help protect livestock and reduce human-wildlife conflict, but also kill smaller animals like pangolins, tortoises and snakes.