Showing posts with label fauna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fauna. Show all posts

Monday, October 11, 2010

Leopard on the Mountain Halimun Banten

The population of the leopard (Panthera pardus) in forest conservation Halimun Salak Mountain National Park area of Lebak, Banten province, now increased to 56 from the previous tail head 53.

Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae familia and the smallest of the four "Big Cats" in the Panthera the other three being the Lion, Tiger, and Jaguar. Once distributed across eastern and southern Asia and Africa, from Siberia to South of Africa, the leopard's range of distribution has decreased radically because of hunting and loss of habitat. It is now chiefly found in sub-Saharan Africa; there are also fragmented populations in Palistan, India, Sri lanka, Indochina(vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, CambodiaMalaysia, Indonesia, and Ch. Because of its declining range and population, it is listed as a "Near Threatened".

The growing population of leopard is certainly quite encouraging because it turns out a leopard can still breed in the Mountain Halimun.

Their habitats scattered in Mount Endut, Mount Gede, Mount Bongkok, which is also the Halimun Salak Mountain National Park Area.

The habitats Leopard in Mount Halimun that now under protection of Taman Nasional Gunung Halimun Salak.

I hope that the government of Indonesia continues to try to protect these animals, in order not to become extinct.

by ramadhani