Incidental killing of Sunda clouded leopard in Sarawak, Malaysia

Jayasilan, Mohd. Azlan and Melynda, Cheok Ka Yi and Jack, Liam and Lading, Engkamat and Tisen, Oswald Braken (2017) Incidental killing of Sunda clouded leopard in Sarawak, Malaysia. CATnews, 65. pp. 42-45. ISSN 1027-2992

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The Sunda clouded leopard Neofelis diardi is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and is protected throughout its range. Little is known of its hunting in Sarawak, Malaysia. We conducted an opportunistic survey on the distribution of clouded leopard in Sarawak based on skins and reports of its hunting from 2013 to 2016. We also visited 38 towns and villages during this period. We asked local hunters if they own skins of Sunda clouded leopard and if they could show them to us. Based on this survey, the distribution of Sunda clouded leopard in western Sarawak appears to be patchy. Most of the records showed that the species persists in secondary and primary forest in central and northern Sarawak. Based on skins, a total of nine areas with Sunda clouded leopard presence have been identified. Killing of Sunda clouded leopard was mostly incidental and occasionally in self-defense with little evidence of cross boundary trade.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sunda clouded leopard, Neofelis diardi, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 03:25
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 03:25

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