Does the Vulnerable sun bear Helarctos malayanus damage crops and threaten people in oil palm plantations?

  title={Does the Vulnerable sun bear Helarctos malayanus damage crops and threaten people in oil palm plantations?},
  author={Roshan Guharajan and Nicola K Abram and Mohd Azzumar Magguna and Beno{\^i}t Goossens and Siew Te Wong and Senthilvel K. S. S. Nathan and David L Garshelis},
  pages={611 - 619}
Abstract Largely as a result of the expansion of oil palm Elaeis guineensis, forest fragmentation has occurred on a large scale in Borneo. There is much concern about how forest-dependent species, such as the Vulnerable sun bear Helarctos malayanus, can persist in this landscape. The absence of sufficient natural food in forest fragments could drive sun bears into oil palm plantations, where they risk coming into conflict with people. We interviewed oil palm plantation workers and farmers in… Expand
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