Common Palm Civet

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Common palm civet is a large part of the general mammal harvest for eating for subsistence, and luxury restaurants in South-East Asia.

Common palm civet is a large part of the general mammal harvest for eating in South-East Asia, both for subsistence but also for trade to urban luxury restaurants. Asian palm civet is hunted, often a part of general take, using non-selective methods, for wild meat in some parts of its range, such as southern China, parts of North-East India, especially in Nagaland and hilly areas of Manipur, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, and probably throughout northern South-East Asia and widely elsewhere in its range.

Dead individuals of this species were found with local tribes during a visit to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and Agra, Uttar Pradesh in India between 1998 and 2003, where it is killed for its meat. Hunting in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, India, has apparently much declined and this is probably typical for India excepting the North-East.

Sources: (Duckworth, et al., 2011; Gupta, 2004; Kalle, Ramesh, Sankar, & Qureshi, 2013; Lau, Fellowes, & Chan, 2010; Nijman, et al., 2014; Shepherd, 2012)
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