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  • Cedar Creek, Texas, USA
  • Cedar Creek, Texas, USA
  • Cedar Creek, Texas, USA
  • Cedar Creek, Texas, USA
  • Cedar Creek, Texas, USA
  • Cedar Creek, Texas, USA

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Studio Portrait Of A Malagasy Civet

Fossa fossana

Cedar Creek, Texas, USA

Vulnerable

Kerridge et al. (2003) trapped 22 individuals in two weeks in a 2 km² area near Vevembe, indicating that the density of the species can be high in favoured habitat. Around Ranomafana National Park, Gerber et al. (2012) found that Spotted Fanaloka occurred at lower density (1.38 ± SE 0.22 individuals per km²) in logged forest than in unlogged (3.19 ± SE 0.55) and it was absent from forest fragments over 2.5 km from intact forest.In north-east Madagascar, camera-trap surveys (Farris et al. in review a, Z. Farris pers. comm. 2014) revealed a high probability of occupancy of 0.70 (SE ... Read More

Being rather constrained to primary forest and absent from forest fragments (Gerber et al. 2012), Spotted Fanaloka is threatened by deforestation for cultivated land, and by forest degradation through selective logging and charcoal production. It is also threatened by hunting; its taste is the most preferred among the native carnivores (Golden 2005). Introduced species including dogs, cats, and the Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica) are competitors, and dogs are also likely to be predators.Deforestation and forest disturbance across the range of Spotted Fanaloka has increased significantly since 2009. R. Rajaonson (pers. comm. 2014) estimates that deforestation in eastern forest increased ... Read More

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Hawkins, F. 2015. Fossa fossana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T8668A45197868. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T8668A45197868.en