Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti

Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti

Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti


Location: Borneo, Malaysia (Sabah)

All records of Bornean Ferret Badger seem to come from within evergreen hill and montane forest or adjacent scrubland. J.A. Eaton (pers. comm. 2014) saw one along a main road through shrubby secondary regrowth between two villages, but this was only a couple of hundred metres from tall forest. The major threats to Bornean Ferret Badger are all linked to their very small distribution range (which is likely to be much less than 5,000 km2) and the restriction to a single forest complex. This makes the species very vulnerable to extinction from unpredictable events, such as an epidemic or natural catastrophes.

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Although their habitat associations are too poorly known to be sure that the recent widespread habitat change in their range poses an imminent threat, the ongoing paucity of incidental records (such as road-kills) in converted habitats suggests that the species is threatened by the ongoing land-cover transformations.

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Further Information

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Wilting, A., Duckworth, J.W., Hearn, A. & Ross, J. 2015. Melogale everetti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T13110A45199541. Downloaded on 04 February 2021.

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