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Clouded Leopard Conservation and Research in Borneo

Bornean Conservation Issues
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Borneo Conservation Issues
Borneo is rich in diversity, with 15,000 flowering plants, 420 bird species, and 221 terrestrial mammals. Some of its most rare and famous creatures include the Borneo orangutan, the pygmy forest elephant, and the Sumatran rhino. However, the unique plants and animals of Borneo are increasingly under threat from changes to the island’s forest structure. According to WWF-Worldwide Fund for Nature, today only half of Borneo’s original forest cover remains, down from 75% in the mid 1980s. In addition to Borneo’s habitat loss, its wildlife is also suffering at the hands of the illegal wildlife trade. Threatened species including orangutans, sun bears, and clouded leopards are sold for pets, meat, and traditional medicines.

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Borneo Research Projects
Because of the recent re-classification of the Borneo clouded leopard as a distinct species (Neofelis diardi), several studies have been undertaken to learn more about this little-known island cat.

Effects of Fragmentation, etc.Sabangau Felid ProjectSabangau Felid Project - 2012 update
Effects of Fragmentation, Habitat Conversion, and Hunting on Clouded Leopard Abundance and Distribution in East Kalimantan
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

Sabangau Felid Project, Indonesian Borneo
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

Sabangau Felid Project - 2012 update
The Bornean Wild Cat and Clouded Leopard ProjectResearch in SabahPhylogeny Revisited
The Bornean Wild Cat and Clouded Leopard Project
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

Clouded Leopard Research in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

Photo: Alain Compost/WWF-Canon
Clouded Leopard Phylogeny:
Support for Borneo Species Recognition

Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

Borneo Carnivore SymposiumThe BRINCC ExpeditionSunda Clouded Leopard Project
Borneo Carnivore Symposium
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

The BRINCC Expedition
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

Sunda Clouded Leopard Project
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

The Bornean Clouded Leopard ProgrammeConservation of Carnivores in Sabah
The Bornean Clouded Leopard Programme
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project

Wildlife Surveys in Segaluid Lokan Forest Reserve (KTS Plantations)
Supported by The Clouded Leopard Project