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. #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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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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