Large-spotted Civet Viverra megaspila

Large-spotted Civet Viverra megaspila

Large-spotted Civet Viverra megaspila


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. #Boycott4Wildlife

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There are no known conservation activities for this animal. Make art to raise awareness and join the #Boycott4Wildlife.

Further Information

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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. Downloaded on 24 January 2021.

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Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail industry and influence big palm oil to stop cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join me and stand up for the animals with your art and your supermarket choices!

One thought on “Large-spotted Civet Viverra megaspila

  1. To the Public, Big Business is destroying Rainforests for palm oil! Please check labels to be sure your groceries do not contain palm oil, which is unhealthy but commonly used! Animals suffer when their natural habitat is destroyed! Child slave labor is part of this destruction!

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