Diversity and Conservation status of Mammals in Wang Kelian State Park, Perlis, Malaysia

Vijaya Kumaran, Jayaraj and Siti Hajjar, Muhamad Daud and Mohd Isham, Azhar and Shahrul Anuar, Mohd Sah and Seri Intan, Mokhtar and Mohd Tajuddin, Abdullah (2013) Diversity and Conservation status of Mammals in Wang Kelian State Park, Perlis, Malaysia. Journal of species lists and distribution, 9 (6). 1439-1448. ISSN 1809-127X

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Abstract

A series of surveys in Wang Kelian State Park, Perlis were carried out since 2009 to 2011 to document the diversity of mammals. Two sampling stations; 1) the Wang Burma cave trail and 2) the Orchard leading to Tasik Meranti were sampled for small mammals using mist-nets, harp traps, cage traps and were accounted through direct observation. The highlight of this study includes new geographic records for Rhinolophus chiewkweeae and Rousettus leschenaultii for the state of Perlis. Additionally, there were also 30 new distributional records of mammals in this protected area, increasing the total known mammals of Wang Kelian State Park to 86 species. Although having poorly known mammals such as R. chiewkweeae and Macaca arctoides in this park, the diversity of mammals in Wang Kelian State Park is still underestimated as the species cumulative curve over time has yet to reach a stationary phase. In conclusion more surveys need to be done especially the northern part of the park near the Malaysia-Thailand border and Tasik Meranti in order to look at possible occurrences of threatened mammals highlighted in this study.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: mammals, diversity, conservation, diversity and conservation status, Wang Kelian State Perak, FSTS, 2013, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, research
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 02:31
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 00:26
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1487

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