Binturong Arctictis binturong

Binturong Arctictis binturong Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Jawa, Sumatera); Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Sarawak, Sabah, Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar; Nepal; Philippines; Thailand; Vietnam Presence Uncertain: Brunei Darussalam Vulnerable Habitat loss has been the predominant driver of decline of the Binturong’s southern (Sundaic) portion of the range, where a significant proportion of lowlandContinue reading “Binturong Arctictis binturong”

King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah

King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah Vulnerable Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India The King Cobra lives in a variety of habitats, primarily in pristine forests, but they can also be found in degraded forest, mangrove swamps and even agricultural areas with remnants of woodland. They have also been found swimming in rivers in non-forested landContinue reading “King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah”

Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis

Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis Endangered Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh The Bengal Slow Loris are wide-eyed beauties that are arboreal and nocturnal and live in tropical evergreen rainforest, semi-evergreen forest, and mixed deciduous forest. In Vietnam they are found only in secondary forests, and on the edge of primary forests; the species alsoContinue reading “Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis”

Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor ssp. concolor

Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor ssp. concolor Critically Endangered Location: China, Vietnam The Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon lives in subtropical and montane evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous forest (Jiang et al. 2006, Fan et al. 2009a) and in China it is restricted to broad-leaved evergreen forests (Fan et al. 2009a). The species is listed asContinue reading “Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor ssp. concolor”

Lar Gibbon Hylobates lar

Lar Gibbon Hylobates lar Endangered Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh The Lar Gibbon is found in evergreen, semi-evergreen, and mixed evergreen-deciduous forest (sometimes known as “dry evergreen” forest, in the northern parts of their range), and is known to utilize regenerating secondary forest and selectively logged forest (Johns 1985). In northwestern Thailand, white-handed gibbonsContinue reading “Lar Gibbon Hylobates lar”

Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus

Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus Endangered Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Singapore The Masked Finfoot lives principally in rivers in lowland riverine forest including mangroves, but has been recorded in coastal and inland wetlands, such as tidal creeks, flooded forest, swamps and lakes (rarely reservoirs or industrial pools on passage). OneContinue reading “Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus”

Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis

Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis Endangered Bangladesh; Brunei; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam The Southeast Asian Box Turtle is largely restricted to standing water bodies, but opportunistically inhabits most types of water bodies except large rivers and reservoirs. They prefer lowland swampy areas with dense vegetation, but also occurs in intermittentContinue reading “Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis”

Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus

Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus Endangered Indonesia (Sumatera); Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand Population declines are estimated to have been greater than 50% in the past three generations (36 years) driven primarily by large scale conversion of tapir habitat to palm oil plantations and other human dominated land-use. The main reason for declines in the past is habitatContinue reading “Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus”

Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae

Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae Endangered Location: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Like other gibbons, Red-cheeked Gibbons are arboreal and diurnal, with singing bouts averaging 12 minutes and lower calling frequencies in the wet season (Rawson 2004, Kenyon 2007). The species displays a monogamous social structure of adult pair and offspring. Average group size is estimated at 3-5Continue reading “Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae”

Southern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus siki

Listed as Endangered based on a suspected population reduction of at least 50% over the past 45 years (three generations), primarily due to logging, agricultural encroachment, and hunting, and a suspected continuing decline over at least 15 years (one generation) into the future. In Cambodia’s Virachey National Park, large areas have been cleared for rubber plantations in recent years, particularly on its eastern side, and the area is also subjected to illegal logging for luxury timbe

Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus annamensis

Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus annamensis Endangered Location: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam The Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon lives in broadleaf evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, at elevations of between 100-1,200 m asl. These gibbons are frugivorous but also consumes significant proportions of leaves, young shoots and flowers. They are also known to feed on Finlayson’s Squirrel (singleContinue reading “Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus annamensis”

Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys

Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys Critically Endangered Location: N.W. Vietnam, N.W Laos The Northern White-cheeked Gibbon is considered Critically Endangered based upon the combined effects of habitat loss, hunting and live capture for the pet trade. The last population in China apparently disappeared several years prior to this species’ last assessment. In Laos and Vietnam,Continue reading “Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys”

Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus

Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus Critically Endangered Location: China, Vietnam The Cao Vit Gibbon belongs to genus Nomascus and are found in Vietnam and southern China. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates. They sing in regional accents to each other and form breeding pairs. The Cao Vit GibbonContinue reading “Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus”

Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor

Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor Critically Endangered Location: China, Vietnam, Laos The Black Crested Gibbon belongs to genus Nomascus and are found in Vietnam, Laos and southern China. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates. They sing in regional accents to each other and form breeding pairs. TheContinue reading “Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor”

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”

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”

Hairy-nosed Otter Lutra sumatrana

Hairy-nosed Otter Lutra sumatrana Endangered Extant (resident): Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand; Vietnam Possibly Extinct: Brunei Extinct: India; Myanmar Presence Uncertain: Laos Hairy-nosed Otters live in freshwater and coastal areas, especially mangroves in Indonesia, as well as rivers and waterways of other parts of South East Asia including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. However thisContinue reading “Hairy-nosed Otter Lutra sumatrana”

Asia: Species Endangered by Palm Oil Deforestation

These unique and beautiful creatures face a threat to their very existence from the replacement of their rainforest home with oil palm plantations in Northern and South East Asia. These lush and fertile forests harbour an immense range of biodiversity not found anywhere on the planet. Thinking, feeling, intelligent beings that love their children andContinue reading “Asia: Species Endangered by Palm Oil Deforestation”