Brunei, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Indonesia (Kalimantan)
The Proboscis Monkey is associated with riparian-riverine forests, coastal lowland forest, including mangroves, peat swamp, and freshwater swamp forest (Boonratana 2000). The Proboscis Monkey rarely ranges far from their local habitat’s waterway (Meijaard and Nijman 2000). Because of this species’ association with riverine and coastal habitat, the major cause for their recent decline is thought to be habitat destruction.
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The planned land use for Central Kalimantan cited by E. Meijaard illustrates this tendency, with much of the riverine forest being marked for conversion. Clearing riverbanks and mangroves has a significant impact. Forest fires, especially those along the rivers, have a major impact on distribution. The 1997-1998 Bornean forest fires were thought to have destroyed the greatest proportion of remaining habitat of any primate in Kalimantan.
Boonratana, R., Cheyne, S.M., Traeholt, C., Nijman, V. & Supriatna, J. 2020. Nasalis larvatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T14352A17945165. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T14352A17945165.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2021.
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