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Biodiversity & Conservation

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 1013–1025 | Cite as

Mammal Diversity and Conservation in a Secondary Forest in Peninsular Malaysia

  • Mohd. Azlan J
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Abstract

A comprehensive survey on large mammal diversity from a disturbed forest in Peninsular Malaysia has been carried out for over a period of 21 months. A total of 24 camera traps which accumulated to 5972 trap days. A total of 33 species 27 genera and 15 families of mammals were recorded via camera trapping and observations. The use of camera traps provides detailed information on diversity of some cryptic and secretive mammals. Secondary forest may support a wide diversity of mammals at a stable condition where intrusion, excision and fragmentation are reduced or avoided. The threats to mammals in the study are also discussed.

Keywords

Camera trapping Conservation Disturbed forest Malaysia Mammal survey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Animal Resource Program, Faculty of Resource Science and TechnologyUniversity Sarawak MalaysiaKota SamarahanMalaysia
  2. 2.WWF MalaysiaPetaling JayaMalaysia

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