Extant (resident): Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand; Vietnam
Possibly Extinct: Brunei
Extinct: India; Myanmar
Presence Uncertain: Laos
Hairy-nosed Otters live in freshwater and coastal areas, especially mangroves in Indonesia, as well as rivers and waterways of other parts of South East Asia including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. However this otter species has now gone extinct in India. It will never be possible to establish Hairy-nosed Otter’s pre-exploitation mainland range. Their populations are under rapid decline almost across mainland Southeast Asia, through trade-driven hunting (Duckworth and Hill 2008, Sheperd and Nijman 2014) and habitat degradation. This species is considered to be Endangered due to past population declines.
Endangered in #Indonesia #Malaysia #Cambodia #Vietnam and #Thailand the Hairy-nosed Otter is already extinct in #India and #Myanmar. Their main threat is #rainforest destruction for #palmoil #meat and timber agriculture #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
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Aadrean, A., Kanchanasaka, B., Heng, S., Reza Lubis, I., de Silva, P. & Olsson, A. 2015. Lutra sumatrana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T12421A21936999. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T12421A21936999.en. Downloaded on 21 January 2021.
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