The discovery of a melanistic Leopard Panthera pardus delacouri (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) at Bukit Kudung in Jeli, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia: conservation and ecotourism

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Muhammad Firdaus Abdul Karim
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8619-4245
Ai Yin Sow
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5461-7909
Aainaa Amir
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6421-8744
Nor Fakhira Muhamad Fazli
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2920-7107
Kamarul Hambali
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4929-8042
Norashikin Fauzi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4684-0289
Muhamad Azahar Abas
Nor Hizami Hassin
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2580-1659

Abstract

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  During a study near an ecotourism site, we recorded a melanistic Leopard Panthera pardus delacouri on top of Bukit Kudung in Jeli District.  This finding is considered important because the Indochinese Leopard P.p. delacouri is classified as Critically Endangered in the Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  We hope that this record will foster conservation efforts in the area. 


 

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Abdul Karim, M.F., Sow, A.Y., Amir, A., Muhamad Fazli, N.F., Hambali, K., Fauzi, N., Abas, M.A. and Hassin, N.H. 2021. The discovery of a melanistic Leopard Panthera pardus delacouri (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) at Bukit Kudung in Jeli, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia: conservation and ecotourism. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 1 (Jan. 2021), 17513–17516. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6060.13.1.17513-17516.
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