Abundance of roadkills along Jeli-Gerik road and Jeli-Rantau Panjang road.

Mohd Azfar Aizat Dipungang , (2017) Abundance of roadkills along Jeli-Gerik road and Jeli-Rantau Panjang road. [Undergraduate Final Year Project Report] (Submitted)

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Abstract

Roadways is essential in all country. It function not just for connecting one place to another but also important for socio-economic development of country. Although roadways bring good things to human, but at the same time bring negative things to nature such as forest fragmentation. When forest fragmented, it separates the animal habitat from it sources of living. This will cause the animal to roam near the roads in. The study is to identify the animal species that involves in roadkill and to compare the abundance of roadkills between Jeli-Gerik and Jeli-Rantau Panjang roads. The method was used to drive a car, with a speed of 50km / h. If there is a dead animal is detected, the researchers took the picture of the animal as well as the coordinates of the area where the animal was found. If there are dead animals in good condition, the animals were brought back and preserved. The survey on both roads were conducted from March until August 2016. There are 101 individuals consisting of 23 species were recorded. The result showed that there were 19 species were killed on Jeli-Gerik road such as Felix catus domesticus (Domestic Cat), Gallus gallus domesticus (Domestic Chicken), Varanus salvator (Asian Water Monitor), Paradoxurus hermaphrodutus (Common palm civet), Callosciurus canineps concolor (Grey-Bellied Squirrel), Boiga nigriceps (Black-headed Cat Snake), Arctictis binturong (Binturong), Canis lupus familiaris (Dog), Centropus sinensis (Greater Coucal), Dendrelaphis haasi (Haas’s Bronzeback Snake), Niviventer spp (Rodent), Ahaetulla prasina (Oriental Whip Snake), Owl, Malayopython reticulatus (Reticulated Phyton), Trachypithecus cristatus (Silvered Leaf Monkey), Helarctos malayanus (Sun Bear), Duttaphrynus spp (Toad), Sus scrofa (Wild boar) and Martes flavigula (Yellow-Throated Marten). While 11 species on Jeli-Rantau Panjang such as Felix catus domesticus (Cat), Gallus gallus domesticus (Chicken), Varanus salvator (Asian Water monitor), Paradoxurus hermaphrodutus (Common palm civet), Callosciurus canineps concolor (Grey- Bellied Squirrel), Acridotheres tristis (Common Myna), Echinosorex gymnurus (Moon Rat), Dremomys rufigenis (Red-cheeked Squirrel), Strix seloputo (Spotted Wood Owl), Ovis spp (Sheep), Rhinosciurus laticaudatus (Shrew-faced Ground Squirrel) and few others unknown species. The study of roadkill is important to determine the species of animals available in the study area and population rate can be tweaked for the particular animal species if the research is extended for the longer period of time.

Item Type: Undergraduate Final Year Project Report
Faculty: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Depositing User: En. Shahrul Afzan Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 06:59
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 06:59
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/8963
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