Okapi Okapia johnstoni

Okapi Okapia johnstoni Endangered Location: The Democratic Republic of Congo Okapi come from the Giraffe family, giving them distinctive markings. These striking creatures appear a bit like a horse, a bit like a giraffe, or like a zebra dipped in chocolate. They live in the deep heart of Africa, in the Congo and are limitedContinue reading “Okapi Okapia johnstoni”

Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra

Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra Endangered Location: Sulawesi, Indonesia. Also known as the Celebes Crested Macaque, the Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra are Critically Endangered and face high risk of extinction; populations have declined by over 80% in under 40 years due to ubiquitous threats of habitat loss and fragmentation, but also fromContinue reading “Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra”

Palm Oil Problem #1 Vague Product Labelling

There is no legislation to stop this vague product labelling of palm oil Despite the lobbying and activism of various environmental groups and those concerned with consumer rights, palm oil remains labelled in a vague unclear way. It’s hidden in plain sight, an ingredient in everything from ice-cream to lipstick, biscuits to toothpaste. Part ofContinue reading “Palm Oil Problem #1 Vague Product Labelling”

Huon Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei

Huon Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea The Huon Tree Kangaroo is found in tropical montane and upper montane forests between 1000 and 3300 m asl. A recent study of the ranging behaviour of 15 individuals in upper montane forests (circa 3000 m asl). The human population of the Huon Peninsula isContinue reading “Huon Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei”

Agile Gibbon Hylobates agilis

Agile Gibbon Hylobates agilis Endangered Indonesia (Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand The Agile Gibbon occurs at highest densities in dipterocarp-dominated forests, but their known habitat ranges from swamp and lowland forests to hill, submontane, and montane forests (O’Brien et al. 2004; Yanuar 2009). Additionally, populations in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in Sumatra do notContinue reading “Agile Gibbon Hylobates agilis”

Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea

Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea Endangered Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia The Milky Stork is a predominantly coastal resident in Indonesia and Malaysia, inhabiting mangroves and adjacent, less saline, swamps. It forages on tidal mudflats, in saline pools, freshwater marshes, fishponds and rice-fields. The species has been documented as eating fishes, prawns and crabs (Iqbal et al. 2008,Continue reading “Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea”

Balabac Mouse Deer Tragulus nigricans

Balabac Mouse Deer Tragulus nigricans Endangered Extant (resident) Philippines; Presence Uncertain: Malaysia The Balabac Mouse Deer lives in primary and secondary lowland forest and shrubland, and may frequent mangroves and more open areas to forage. On Bugsuk they are recorded in coconut plantations with dense understorey. Mouse deer are surprisingly well-known within the Philippines and constituteContinue reading “Balabac Mouse Deer Tragulus nigricans”

Lowland Grainy Frog Kalophrynus palmatissimus

Lowland Grainy Frog Kalophrynus palmatissimus Endangered Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia) The Lowland grainy frog occurs in lowland dipterocarp rainforests and associated bamboo stands in Malaysia (Kiew 1984, Manthey and Grossmann 1997). This species of frog cannot tolerate disturbance to their habitat (Malaysia Red List Assessment Workshop January 2018). This species breeds by larval development, and reproductionContinue reading “Lowland Grainy Frog Kalophrynus palmatissimus”

Red-shanked Douc Langur Pygathrix nemaeus

Red-shanked Douc Langur Pygathrix nemaeus Critically Endangered The Red-shanked Douc Langur is associated with primary and secondary evergreen and semi-evergreen forests in both broadleaf and mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest, from lowland to montane habitats (recorded up to 1600 m a.s.l. in Lao PDR) and also associated with forests on limestone (e.g., in Hin Namno NPA andContinue reading “Red-shanked Douc Langur Pygathrix nemaeus”

Popa langur Trachypithecus popa

Popa Langur Trachypithecus popa Critically Endangered A new primate species has been found in Myanmar, the Popa Langur Trachypithecus popa, was identified in the lab, using samples of tissues from museum specimens, captive species, and fecal samples from wild animals collected in the forests of Myanmar. Only around 200 to 260 Popa Langur individuals areContinue reading “Popa langur Trachypithecus popa”

Southern River Terrapin Batagur affinis

Southern River Terrapin Batagur affinis Critically Endangered Extant (resident): Cambodia; Indonesia (Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand Extinct: Singapore Presence Uncertain: Vietnam The Southern River Terrapin inhabits estuaries, mangrove creeks, lower river sections, and coastal lagoons, generally in areas influenced by the tide, but may also occur substantial distances upriver (e.g. Perak). Habitat alteration and destructionContinue reading “Southern River Terrapin Batagur affinis”

Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus

Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus Critically Endangered Extant (resident): Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar Extant (breeding): Singapore The Straw-headed Bulbul occupies successional habitats bordering rivers, streams, marshes and other wet areas, where seasonal flooding prevents the establishment of climax communities. These include secondary and disturbed primary evergreen forest, plantations, gardens and cultivation fringe, scrub and, locally,Continue reading “Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus”

Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata

Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata Critically Endangered Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; India; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Vietnam Elongated Tortoises inhabit primarily deciduous forest types (Sal, Dry Dipterocarp, Mixed Deciduous forests) with open, broken canopy allowing sufficient light for a moderate to very dense undergrowth of grasses and herbs; during the dry, leafless season animals may retreatContinue reading “Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata”

Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas

Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas Critically Endangered Brunei; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak) The Bornean Banded Langur is found in swamp and lowland forests, as well as mangrove. The average size of groups is around 3-7 individuals (J. Hon pers. Comm). This species of Langur is listed as Critically Endangered as it is only known fromContinue reading “Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas”

Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis

Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis Vulnerable Indonesia; Malaysia The Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis is the only plain-coloured, longfinned eel found in Indonesia. Anguilla borneensis, like all anguillid eels, is susceptible to a number of, primarily anthropogenic, threats. These threats include but are not limited to; barriers to migration, climate change, habitat degradation, invasive species,Continue reading “Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis”

Thailand Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros halophyllus

Thailand Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros halophyllus Vulnerable Malaysia, Thailand Bats are absolutely essential to forest eco-systems. They pollinate plants and make the forest grow and also control insect populations. The Thailand Leaf-nosed Bat is species of Indonesian bat that is vulnerable and experiencing rapid loss of their limestone habitat in the area due to limestone miningContinue reading “Thailand Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros halophyllus”

Sumatran Cochoa Cochoa beccarii

Sumatran Cochoa Cochoa beccarii Vulnerable Sumatra, Indonesia The Sumatran Cochoa is a bird living in the middle and upper storeys of tropical lower montane forest between 1,000 m and 2,200 m in Sumatra, Indonesia. This species qualifies as Vulnerable because they occur at very low densities and thus is suspected to have a small population, theyContinue reading “Sumatran Cochoa Cochoa beccarii”

Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis

Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis Vulnerable 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 withContinue reading “Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis”

Sumatran Laughingthrush Garrulax bicolor

Sumatran Laughingthrush Garrulax bicolor Endangered Indonesia (Sumatera) The Sumatran Laughingthrush is known from montane forest (with unsubstantiated reports of a lowland population in Berbak Game Reserve, Jambi) in Sumatra, Indonesia. They live in flocks in the middle and lower storeys of forest sometimes coming to the ground. The principal threat to this species is theContinue reading “Sumatran Laughingthrush Garrulax bicolor”

Otter Civet Cynogale bennettii

Otter Civet Cynogale bennettii Endangered Extant (resident): Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak) Presence Uncertain: Thailand Little is known of Otter Civet habitat and ecology. This species was believed to be confined largely to peat swamp forests, but there are now also records from lowland dipterocarp forest (Sebastian 2005, Cheyne et al. in prep.). TheyContinue reading “Otter Civet Cynogale bennettii”