|Hunted Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata in Hija Village (13 April 2011), Lower Subansiri district, Arunachal Pradesh|
Recently, we photo documented, for the first time, the occurrence of two rare felids, namely, the Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata and Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii from a protected area in western Arunachal Pradesh (Lyngdoh et al. 2011). The Marbled Cat is distributed across the tropical forests of South East Asia.
Considering the low population densities and continuing loss of forested habitats, the IUCN has assessed the Marbled Cat as a Vulnerable species (Hearn et al. 2008). The Indian Wildlife Protection Act accords highest level of protection to this species by placing it under Schedule I (Anonymous 1972). Here we present a recent hunting record of Marbled Cats in Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh.
Citation: Selvan, K.M., G.V. Gopi, B. Habib & S. Lyngdoh. 2013. Hunting record of endangered Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata in the Ziro Valley of Lower Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 5(1): 3583–3584; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3208.100