Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rare Hose's Civet Found In Sarawak

KUCHING -- The rare Hose's Civet, one of the world's least known carnivores, can be found at a timber concession area in upper Baram, Sarawak.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Program director Dr Melvin T. Gumal said more than 10 images of the Hose's Civet, a small carnivore endemic to the interior of Borneo, were photographed via camera trappings at the Selaan-Linau Forest Management Unit (FMU) since 2004.

"Hose's Civet is a rare animal. The small carnivores were also found in Brunei and Sabah. However, the numbers recorded are not as high as the number we encountered in the highlands of Sarawak.

"Probably, only two or three records (in Brunei and Sabah)," he told reporters on Wednesday.

Earlier, Dr Gumal attended the opening of the Carbon Offset and Forest Conservation Workshop by acting director of forests, Ali Yusop, at the Wisma STA here.

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