Intensive hunting of large flying foxes Pteropus vampyrus natunae in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

Struebig, M.J. and Harrison, M.E. and Cheyne, S.M. and Limin, S.H. (2007) Intensive hunting of large flying foxes Pteropus vampyrus natunae in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Oryx, 41 (3). pp. 390-393. ISSN 0030-6053 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Pteropus vampyrus natunae, the Bornean subspecies of the large flying fox, has important roles in pollination but unsustainable hunting has been reported in Malaysian states. We provide the first description of hunting techniques and intensity in Indonesian Borneo. In forests around Palangka Raya this species is captured in canopy-level nets to support trade in the provincial capital. We estimate that in 2003 4,500 individuals were extracted from a single location in 30 days, which, together with trends reported in interviews with hunters and traders, suggests that hunting in this region is intensive and probably causing severe population declines. Further surveys are needed throughout Kalimantan to determine if this trend is occurring around other cities and whether intervention is needed to safeguard viable populations.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: Y1 - 2007/// [EPrints field already has value set]
Uncontrolled keywords: Flying fox; hunting; Kalimantan; Megachiroptera; Palangka Raya; peat swamp forest; Pteropus vampyrus natunae; Sebangau
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Matthew Struebig
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 11:38
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2013 10:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31193 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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