Wild Cat Species of Southeast Asia


Wild Cat Species of Southeast Asia


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map of southeast AsiaAs the map indicates, southeast Asia is located north of Australia and south of China. It encompasses a number of countries and many islands. What constitutes southeast Asia varies slightly but it usually includes: Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. Borneo, the world’s third largest island is divided between three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Sumatra is an island in western Indonesia.

The virgin forests of southeast Asia are being logged to extinction sometimes to manufacture items as innocuous and ubiquitous as paper. Wildlife is diverse in the region which is warm, humid and tropical in climate but this diversity is being eroded through loss of habitat, the forest.

Wild cat species of southeast Asia — Notes: Globe map heading page: Wikimedia Commons image file prepared by Keepscases (username). List of wildcats: Wild Cats Of The World page 8 – see advert left of text. Maps embedded in spreadsheet are by Michael at PoC based on IUCN Red List maps.

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