Habitat degradation is probably the principle threat to species of Procyonidae.
The raccoon family includes 18 species in 6 genera. Red pandas are often placed in this group but there is a school of thought that puts them in the Ursidae family. Other than the red panda Procyonidae are found throughout the New World, from southern Canada to northern Argentina, in a wide variety of habitats, including desert, northern forests, tropical rainforest, and wetlands.
The family Procyonidae includes 18 species of which 1 is considered rare.