Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Gunung Murud is found in Pulong Tau National Park, which has only been recently gazetted 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
Further research is needed into the life history and ecology of this species.

Location Information

This species is currently only known from its type locality: Gunung Murud, Sarawak, East Malaysia (northwestern Borneo), at 2,120 m asl (Das 2008). The subpopulation in the same locality which was previously thought to belong to Pelophryne misera has now been assigned to this species (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018). It is a montane species that is thought to be endemic to Gunung Murud, likely from an area smaller than 5 km2 (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018). It occurs in one threat-defined location and its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 10 km2.

Population Information

It is a difficult species to detect due to its arboreal nature (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018). Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

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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