Comparative sensitivity to environmental variation and human disturbance of Asian tapirs (Tapirus indicus) and other wild ungulates in Thailand.

@article{Lynam2012ComparativeST,
  title={Comparative sensitivity to environmental variation and human disturbance of Asian tapirs (Tapirus indicus) and other wild ungulates in Thailand.},
  author={Antony J. Lynam and Naruemon Tantipisanuh and Wanlop Chutipong and Dusit Ngoprasert and Megan C Baker and Passanan Cutter and George A. Gale and Shumpei Kitamura and Robert J Steinmetz and Ronglarp Sukmasuang and Somying Thunhikorn},
  journal={Integrative zoology},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={389-399}
}
Southeast Asia's tropical forests suffer the highest rates of deforestation and disturbance of any on Earth, with poorly understood impacts on native fauna. Asian tapirs (Tapirus indicus) are among the least studied of the large mammals in these forests. Using records from 9 camera trap surveys in 7 of the largest (>1000 km(2) ) protected area complexes, we assessed the influence of environmental variation and human-induced disturbance on tapir occurrence. Tapirs were detected at 13% of… CONTINUE READING