Anurans of protected areas in Sabah: Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Crocker Range Park and Maliau Basin conservation area

Kueh, Boon Hee and Maryati Mohamed, Datin (2005) Anurans of protected areas in Sabah: Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Crocker Range Park and Maliau Basin conservation area. In: An International Conference on Biogeography and Biodiversity, 2005, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.

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Tabin Wildlife Reserve (TWR), Crocker Range Park (CRP) and Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA) are three of the more conspicuous protected areas in Sabah: one of the 12 mega biodiversity hotspots of the world. A total of 76 species of anurans (Amphibia: Anura) were recorded in the three protected areas with 26 species in TWR, 63 species in CRP and 24 species in MBCA. Unless otherwise stated, the data presented are from scientific expeditions organized by the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ITBC), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). The data dated back to between 1988 – 2002. The anuran species are dwellers of primary as well as secondary lowlands to montane zones (> 2,000 m above sea level). Forty-eight species are endemic to Borneo representing 48.9% of the total number of species endemic to Borneo, while six of the species are endemic to Sabah representing 66.7% of the total number of species endemic to Sabah. Inevitably and progressively, the anuran inventories and total anuran species of the three protected areas are to be enhanced. The data are useful to improve the management plans for all three protected areas towards more effective and efficient conservation of the natural environment.

Item Type:Conference Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anurans, Sabah, Protected areas, Diversity, Endemism, Conservation
Subjects:?? QH77_T78J68 ??
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Divisions:SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ID Code:1471
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:15 Jun 2011 08:09
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 14:18

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