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Small Carnivore Conservation

The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of IUCN, nor the IUCN SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group.


The aim of this publication is to offer the members of the IUCN
SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group, and those who are concerned with small carnivores
in families of Ailuridae, Eupleridae,
Herpestidae, Mephitidae, Mustelidae,
Nandiniidae, Prionodontidae, Procyonidae and Viverridae, original papers, news items,
abstracts, and titles of recent literature.
Prospective authors (who need not be members of the specialist group) should submit material to the Editors-in-chief.

SCC is an Open Access journal, therefore does not charge authors, readers or their institutions for access to its contents.

Editors-in-Chief
Jan Schipper, USA
José F. González-Maya, Colombia


Associate Editor



Editorial Board

Alexei Abramov, Russia
Francesco Maria Angelici, Italy
Alfredo Cuarón, Mexico
Emmanuel Do Linh San, South Africa

Philippe Gaubert, France
Anthony Giordano, USA

Angela Glatston, UK
Frank Hawkins, USA

John Mathai, Malaysia

Divya Mudappa, India

Maura Schiaffini, Argentina
Geraldine Veron, France

Daniel Willcox, UK

Roland Wirth, Germany


Design and Layout

José F. González-Maya
Divya Mudappa













Cover photo: David Mills

Small Carnivore Conservation
Small Carnivore Conservation is the journal of the IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group (SCSG). The intent of this journal is to provide SCSG members and others concerned with the conservation of small carnivores in the families Ailuridae, Eupleridae, Herpestidae, Mephitidae, Mustelidae, Nandiniidae, Prionodontidae, Procyonidae, and Viverridae, original peer-reviewed papers on the biology, ecology, and conservation of these species.

Current Volume - 52 & 53

                                                           December 2015