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  • Plzen Zoo, Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Plzen Zoo, Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Plzen Zoo, Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Plzen Zoo, Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Plzen Zoo, Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Plzen Zoo, Plzen, Czech Republic

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Ring Tailed Mongoose

Galidia elegans

Plzen Zoo, Plzen, Czech Republic

Least Concern

The available information suggests that Ring-tailed Vontsira is common. Gerber et al. (2012) recorded it in 100% of camera-traps in intact and logged forest around Ranomafana National Park, in 77% (± 10%) in fragments less than 2.5 km from intact forest, in 19% (± 12%) of forest matrix around these fragments, in 77% (±10%) of fragments more than 15 km from intact forest, and in 19% (± 12%) of forest matrix around these forest fragment sites. Similarly, in the Masoala-Makira landscape, Ring-tailed Vontsira was detected in all degraded, fragmented sites surveyed (Z. Farris pers. comm. 2014).In northeast Madagascar, camera trap ... Read More

Ring-tailed Vontsira remains widespread, occurs in a number of protected areas and even persists in forest fragments. As with most forest-dwelling animals in Madagascar, deforestation to cultivated land, hunting and negative effect of introduced carnivores are the most important threats. Deforestation and forest disturbance across its range has increased significantly since 2009. R. Rajaonson (pers. comm. 2014) estimates that deforestation in eastern forest increased from 0.5% per annum in 2005-2010 to 0.94% per annum in 2010-2013. Allnut et al. (2009) estimated that in Masoala National Park, annual rates of deforestation in the studied area increased to 1.27% per annum in ... Read More

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Hawkins, F. 2015. Galidia elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T39426A45204213. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T39426A45204213.en