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Conservation of Sunda Clouded Leopards

Danau Girang Field Center of Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD)

RM 1.46 Million

3 Years (2012 – 2015)

Sunda Clouded Leopard : The most elusive of the big cat’s family. 

The Bornean clouded leopards are considered to be different from the sub-species of the clouded leopard found in China and the Himalayas. It is estimated that there are only less than 10,000 clouded leopards are in the wild now and only a fraction of those belong to the Bornean sub-category. 

Yayasan Sime Darby pledged its support to the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) who in collaboration with the Danau Girang Field Centre- a training and research facility managed by SWD and  Cardiff University, started the conservation project on Sunda Clouded Leopards in a Fragmented Landscape in 2012. 

Besides, increasing conservation efforts for the big cat, the project also aims to increase the awareness about the clouded leopards in Sabah and build local capacity for carnivore field research in Malaysia. Essentially, the project will also generate ecological data that will enable the development of effective conservation measures to ensure the survival of this elusive species in the fragmented landscapes of contemporary Borneo. 

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