Small-medium wild cats of Endau Rompin Landscape in Johor, Peninsular Malaysia
Gumal, M.;Abu Bakar, M.;Mohd Nawayai, Y.;Horng, L. S.;Lee, B. P. Y.;Chee Pheng, L.;Hasnizam, H.;Kong, D.;Magintan, D.;Ten Choon Yong, D.;Ahmad Zulfi, Z.;Azima, A.;Khalid, N.;Thai, P. Y.;Voon, M.;Cheong Fook Meng, F.;Ng, S.
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Six species of wild cats were camera-trapped in the Johor Endau-Rompin Landscape which comprises both a national park and Permanent Reserved Forests (PRF). The camera-trapped species were tiger Panthera tigris, leopard Panthera pardus, mainland clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa, Asiatic golden cat Catopuma temminckii, leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis and marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata. These records were the result of by-catch in a camera-trapping survey for tigers in this landscape. The geographical distribution of these cats, based on the camera-trap stations, is reported. Incidental information such as their activity patterns indicated that leopard cats and clouded leopards were largely nocturnal, whereas Asiatic golden cats seemed crepuscular and marbled cats diurnal. Such by-catch data from camera-trapping surveys are valuable and should thus be examined in detail as they can potentially be used as a means to focus enforcement efforts especially if the by-catch species is a target for poaching and is recorded with reasonable detectability by camera-trapping.

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