The wild yak is endangered due to uncontrolled hunting and by there pastures being taken over by domestic yak.
There are many domesticated yak, however the larger wild yak number is quickly diminishing, to the point where, yes indeed, they have been placed on the endangered list by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). This is mainly due to hunting. However, now they are officially protected from hunting and commercial trade.
“There are over 12 million yak in the world; most of them are domestic. The wild yak was domesticated about 2,000 years ago. Unfortunately, the number of wild yak is decreasing very quickly, due to uncontrolled hunting, and by their pastures being taken over by domestic yak. There are probably only a few hundred wild yak, and they have been categorized by the IUCN as endangered. Wild yak are now officially protected in China.” — according to an article located at the link below.
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