A camera trap record of Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in State Land Forest, Merapoh, Pahang, Malaysia

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Lukman Ismail
Syafiq Sulaiman
Muhammad Izzat Hakimi Mat Nafi
Muhammad Syafiq Mohmad Nor
Nur Izyan Fathiah Saimeh
Nabihah Mohamad
Ainur Izzati Bakar
Nurul Izzati Adanan
Nor Azmin Huda Mahamad Shubli
Muhamad Hamirul Shah Ab Razak
Ai Yin Sow
Muhammad Firdaus Abdul Karim
Muhamad Azahar Abas
Nor Hizami Hassin
Norashikin Fauzi
Aainaa Amir
Kamarul Hambali


The Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii is poorly studied in Peninsular Malaysia.  We deployed 12 camera traps to assess the wildlife diversity in the unprotected State Land Forest of Merapoh, Pahang State.  During the period from August to October 2019, one Asiatic Golden Cat was photographed at a single camera trap station.  This record outside the protected area network emphasizes the importance of wildlife corridors.  This State Land Forest is located between Forest Reserve and Taman Negara National Park.  Therefore, appropriate conservation measures must be taken in order to maintain this site as a wildlife corridor.

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