Common Palm Civet

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Common palm civets are not considered to be in danger of extinction, but are protected under law in their native areas of Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, and China.

The common palm civet is found within many protected areas across its range, such as in Lao, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, China, North-East India, and Java.

Common palm civets are not considered to be in danger of extinction, but are protected under law in their native areas of Malaysia, Myanmar, and Sichuan, China. They are also protected in India under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 2004 and in Bangladesh under the Wildlife Act of 2012. They are not protected in Thailand.

Although he common palm civet is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, they are listed as vulnerable under China’s red list for excessive hunting. This species is listed on CITES Appendix III (India).

Sources: (Duckworth, 1997; Duckworth, et al., 2011; Nelson, 2013)
Image: Richard Wasserman

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