Conservation Actions

There are no known conservation actions in place for this species. Research into its population, life history, and threats is needed alongside monitoring of habitat trends and the development of an area-based management plan. Site and habitat protection is also recommended. Public educational programmes should be put in place to raise awareness on the vulnerability of the species due to habitat fragmentation or modification.

Location Information

The species is only known from a single secondary forest between Koba and Toboali, roughly 41–42 km south of Koba, on the island of Bangka, Indonesia (Kottelat & Ng 1994). It may be more widely distributed on the island, but this needs needs to be substantiated.

Population Information

Current population trends are unknown. Giam et al. (2012) used species distribution data and past rates of peat swamp forest loss to estimate the probability of this species becoming globally extinct due to habitat loss projected to occur between 2010-2050. The probability of extinction of this species was estimated at 4-60%. This estimate is of the probability that the species will eventually become extinct due to habitat loss and is not the probability that it will be lost by 2050 because there may be an extinction time lag.

Threats

Large-scale conversion of peat swamp forests to industrial-scale forestry, monoculture plantations and tin mines pose a threat to this species (Giam et al. 2012).

IUCN Red List Account Link

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