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Current status of bat diversity and conservation in Universiti Putra Malaysia and its forest reserves


Mohd Top @ Mohd Tah, Marina and Chubo, John Keen and Senawi, Juliana and Johari, Nur Farrazuin and Abdul Rahim, Ahmad Badrul Amin (2021) Current status of bat diversity and conservation in Universiti Putra Malaysia and its forest reserves. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 16 (7). 237 - 259. ISSN 1823-8556; ESSN: 2672-7226


Universiti Putra Malaysia consists of three main areas, namely Serdang main campus in Selangor (UPMSC), Bintulu campus in Sarawak (UPMKB) and the UPM forest in Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve (AHFR) in Puchong, Selangor, which are all managed by the university. This article compiles available information regarding bats in UPM besides updating the available list of bat species from published and unpublished papers, and recent sampling using harp traps and mist nets. A total of 36 bat species were reported in UPM (12 species in UPMSC, 20 species in UPMKB and 21 species in AHFR). These bats were from seven families: Emballonuridae (three species), Hipposideridae (four species), Megadermatidae (one species), Nycteridae (one species), Pteropodidae (13 species), Rhinolophidae (two species) and Vespertilionidae (12 species). With regards to the conservation status, one species (Hypsugo macrotis) is categorised as ‘Data Deficient’, five species (Dyacopterus spadiceus, Kerivoula intermedia, K. minuta, Nycteris tragata, and Rhinolophus sedulus) as ‘Near Threatened’ and one species (Megaerops albicollis) categorised as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The list of bat species provided, including those with conservation importance, can serve as a reference for campus management practices on its environmental activities especially in enhancing biodiversity value within the campus area.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Centre of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science
Faculty of Agricultural Science and Forestry
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.46754/jssm.2021.10.018
Publisher: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Keywords: Chiroptera; Checklist; Urban; Sarawak; Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 08:21
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 08:21
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/96582
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