10 years on - The diversity and activity of small carnivores of the Sebangau peat-swamp forest, Indonesian Borneo

  • Susan M. Cheyne Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
  • Adul Adul Borneo Nature Foundation, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Ici Piter Kulu LLG CIMTROP, University of Palangka Raya
  • Karen A. Jeffers Borneo Nature Foundation, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Abstract

 


The distribution and population status of Bornean small carnivores in Indonesian Borneo is very poorly understood. Since 2008, Borneo Nature Foundation has collected 7,145 images of mammalian wildlife in the Sebangau peat-swamp forest, Central Kalimantan. This represents 29,418 trap nights until end March 2018. We have data on 11 species of small carnivores including the endemic collared mongoose (Herpestes semitorquatus) and the first information on the Critically Endangered Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) in peat-swamp forests. Data are presented on species diversity and activity patterns including overlap with felids at all locations where small carnivores were photographed. Distribution and activity data on this guild of small carnivores in Indonesian Borneo is very poor and we advocate for more camera trapping studies to work to provide data on small carnivores.

Published
2018-07-01
How to Cite
CHEYNE, Susan M. et al. 10 years on - The diversity and activity of small carnivores of the Sebangau peat-swamp forest, Indonesian Borneo. Journal of Indonesian Natural History, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 48-54, july 2018. ISSN 2685-5437. Available at: <http://jinh.fmipa.unand.ac.id/index.php/jinh/article/view/111>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.
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