Extant (resident): Cambodia; Laos; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar; Thailand
Possibly Extinct: China; Vietnam
The Large-spotted Civet is listed as Endangered because of an ongoing and projected future population decline, of more than 50% over three generations (taken to be 15 years) in the past and the future, inferred from range-wide over-exploitation and habitat destruction, and the interaction between these factors (hunting has more serious effects in fragmented landscapes), coupled with some evidence of range shrinkage.
Despite their cat-like appearance, the Large Spotted Civets are not cats. Endangered in SE Asia, they are eaten in China and may be extinct there now. Their main threat is #palmoil #deforestation of their forest home. #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
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Timmins, R., Duckworth, J.W., WWF-Malaysia, Roberton, S., Gray, T.N.E., Willcox, D.H.A., Chutipong, W. & Long, B. 2016. Viverra megaspila. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41707A45220097. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T41707A45220097.en. Downloaded on 24 January 2021.
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