Thank you to everyone who signed up to our E-Newsletter and came on our recent Secret Ruin Hike! We donated to WildCRU’s ‘The Bornean Clouded Leopard Program’
Read more about how we have supported this cause below
The Bornean Clouded Leopard is a subspecies of the Sunda Clouded Leopard. It is native to the island of Borneo, and differs from the Batu-Sumatran Clouded Leopard in the shape and frequency of spots.
The Clouded Leopard is Borneo’s most fearsome predator, it has the longest canine teeth of any feline. Fully-grown adults can have canines that are up to two-inches long. Furthermore, tails that equal their body length allow these secretive and solitary creatures to balance in trees, where they perch waiting to pounce on their prey. The exact numbers of this secretive cat are not known but they are believed to be in decline due to habitat loss and poaching.
What WildCRU are doing to help:
WildCRU are focussing their work in the Danum Valley in Malaysian Borneo and the Sabangau forest in Indonesian Borneo.
Their specific goals are to
Study the status, behaviour, ecology and conservation genetics of the five species of Bornean wild cat, with a focus on the clouded leopard
Investigate the effects of habitat alteration on Bornean wild cats
Raise capacity for field research in Malaysia and Indonesia through the continued training of a local ecologists
Increase awareness of the Bornean wild cats and their conservation needs, using the clouded leopard as a flagship species
Investigate threats to the Bornean wild cats from hunting and trade in Sabah and Kalimantan.
If you would like to help the Bornean Clouded Leopard - Please follow this link to donate and read more: WildCRU/Bornean Clouded Leopard