Woolly Flying Squirrel Eupetaurus cinereus

Woolly Flying Squirrel Eupetaurus cinereus



The world’s gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from central Africa and the gliding possums of Australia and New Guinea.

The Woolly Flying Squirrel lives in the forests of #Pakistan and is #endangered by #deforestation. Join the #Boycott4Wildlife on brands destroying their home. Find out more

This squirrel is threatened by forest loss due to logging and agricultural conversion.This species is threatened by habitat loss due to large-scale clear-cutting of forests (Zahler and Woods 1997). It is also threatened to a lesser extent by expansion of agriculture, small-scale logging, infrastructure development, and human settlements (Molur et al. 2005).

IUCN Red list
Woolly Flying Squirrel Eupetaurus cinereus

Listed as Endangered as it is very likely that the Woolly Flying Squirrel has had a reduction in population of 50% or more in the last 10 years, based on habitat loss in the region during this period (Hasan 2008, Rao and Marwat 2003). It is also possible that the species will continue to have its population reduced, perhaps by as much as 50% over the next 10 years, if further deforestation is not controlled.

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Further Information

ICUN endangered logo

Zahler, P. 2010. Eupetaurus cinereus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T8269A12904144. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T8269A12904144.en. Downloaded on 04 February 2021.

Gliding Mammals of the world

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