Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis

Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis

Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis


Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Vietnam

The Mainland Serow is a forest dwelling mammal, and inhabits mountain slopes with rugged steep hills and rocky places from 100 m to 4,000 m They also inhabit lowland montane forests with gentler terrain, including flat areas with shrubs (Li et al. 2012). Mainland Serow, including the Sumatran Serow (C. s. sumatraensis; restricted to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand). Although the Mainland Serow occupies a distribution range encompassing over eleven countries, their populations are fragmented, isolated and in rapid decline due to poaching, habitat loss and destruction throughout their range.

Mainland Serows are gentle forest-dwelling #ungulates that are vulnerable on @IUCNredlist across SE #Asia from #poaching and #rainforest #destruction for #palmoil and other #agriculture

The Mainland Serow has declines exceeding 30% over three generations as inferred from local surveys, decline in occupied area and habitat quality as well as actual levels of exploitation and requires urgent conservation actions.

IUCN Red List

An Indochinese Serow Capricornis maritimus, a sub-species of the Mainland Serow

An Indochinese Serow Capricornis maritimus, a sub-species of the Mainland Serow
An Indochinese Serow Capricornis maritimus, a sub-species of the Mainland Serow

Further Information

IUCN Status Vulnerable

Phan, T.D., Nijhawan, S., Li, S. & Xiao, L. 2020. Capricornis sumatraensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T162916735A162916910. Downloaded on 24 January 2021.

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