Comparing Medium to Large Mammals in Two Forest Management Units (FMU)in Sarawak.

Chow, Ying Qi (2022) Comparing Medium to Large Mammals in Two Forest Management Units (FMU)in Sarawak. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Logging is one of Sarawak’s largest economy, thus, consistent research study need to be carried out for wildlife conservation planning. Camera trapping surveys were used in this research project to studymainly on the species occupancy and species activity patterns of medium-to large-sized mammals intwo Forest Management Units (FMUs) in Kapit Division, Sarawak. An overall accumulation of twenty-two medium to large mammalian species were recorded in both of the FMUs. Twenty species were identified in Pasin FMU along with nineteen species were identified in Raplex FMU. Out of the total twenty-two identified mammalian species, only one is listed as “Totally Protected” (Pardofelis marmorata), and 14 are listed as “Protected” under Sarawak Wild Life Protection Ordinance 1998. Ontop of that, one of them is categorized as “Critically Endangered” (Manis javanica), six as “Vulnerable” and five as “Near Threatened” in the The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The analyzed species in both FMUs had moderate to high overlapping of activity patterns, signifying that human disturbance activity might not significantly affect their behaviour routine in two different forest. Some of the species displayed difference in occupancy estimation between both FMUs. Pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) was the most common species found in Pasin FMU, while sambar deer andyellow muntjac were the two most common species found in Raplex FMU. As the “criticallyendangered” Sunda pangolin and the elusive species, sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) were recorded inboth FMUs, constant and holistic conservation management is suggested to be carried out more regularly. This is a small sample size study, hence the data shall be treated carefully.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2022.
Uncontrolled Keywords: camera trapping, mammals, occupancy, activity patterns, logging forest
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Patrick
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 02:45
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2022 02:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/39625

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