Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions 
The species occurs within Pulong Tau National Park, which has only been recently gazetted (in the last 2-3 years) and there is no current infrastructure or field staff in place, so it is not well protected at present (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).

Conservation Needed
Enforcement of the park's boundaries is needed to address logging issues within the park (Malaysia Red List Assessment Workshop March 2018).

Research Needed
Studies on its population size, distribution and trends, life history and ecology are needed.

Location Information

This species is only known from its type locality, Gunung Murud, in the northernmost portion of Pulong Tau National Park, northern Sarawak, Malaysia, at 2,152 m asl (Hertwig et al. 2014). It may occur more widely in Pulong Tau National Park. It is thought to be restricted to the higher elevations of 2,000 m asl and above (Y.M. Pui pers. comm. March 2018). It occurs in one threat-defined location and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 10 km2.

Population Information

There is little information on the population size and trends of this species, however due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing. Surveys in 2017 recorded a few individuals, all of which were female (Y.M. Pui pers. comm. March 2018).

Threats

Even though its type locality is within the recently gazetted Pulong Tau National Park, it is subject to subsistence logging (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018). The habitat in Pulong Tau National Park faces encroachment from logging companies, as it has only been recently gazetted (in the last 2-3 years) and there is no current infrastructure or field staff in place, so it is not well protected at present (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018). Clear-felling and large-scale logging concessions are also happening within parts of the national park, although the type locality of this species lies just outside the range of commercial hardwoods (I. Das pers. comm. 2009). Climate change is likely to be a future threat (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).

IUCN Red List Account Link

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