Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Malaysian Carnivore Project

Researcher Andy Jennings has been tracking small carnivores like mongoose and civet cats in Krau Wildlife Reserve in Pahang tofiure out their ecology. surprisingly litlle is know about small carnivores in the tropics.

excerpt: “Most people prefer to study large animals like tigers or elephants, so the smaller animals have been overlooked. Many people don’t even know what a civet cat is! It can be quite scary how little we know and how little these animals have been studied.

“They have been seen in the wild but we still don’t know for sure what these animals are like, because there has been no detailed informative research done on them. We don’t even know whether certain species are endangered. In fact, some of the species may disappear without us even knowing about them. "

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