The distribution and abundance of Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) in Garama, Klias peninsula

Deepaluxi Panchanathan (2005) The distribution and abundance of Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) in Garama, Klias peninsula. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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A study on the distribution and abundance of Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) was undertaken at Garama, central part of Klias Peninsula on the west coast of Sabah. Two sampling sessions were conducted for this study. For the first sampling session, a five day survey was carried out from 9 to 13 August 2004 and the second sampling session was conducted from 17 to 20 December 2004. Census survey along watercourses was done from a boat and total distance of 33.3 km along 5 main rivers in Garama was surveyed. The overall estimated population density of N. larvatus in Garama was 0.84 groups/km² or 6.33 individuals/km². Nasalis larvatus populations were not uniformly distributed in Garama. Mangrove forests and peat swamp forests were the major habitat types where N larvatus was observed. The animal was not observed in village areas and agricultural lands. The survival of N larvatus populations in Garama was affected by factors related to human activity. Illegal hunting, habitat destruction and fragmentation and unmonitored wildlife based tourism were among the threats faced by N larvatus in Garama. Recommendations related to N. larvatus population conservation and management includes the establishment of protected areas in Garama, public education on conservation issues of this species, monitoring of wildlife based tourism in Garama and frequent studies on the population density of this anima1.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: Roboscis Monkey, Nasalis larvatus, Garama, Klias Peninsula
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL605-739.8 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL700-739.8 Mammals
Department: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 11:23
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 08:27

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