Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians of Phu Quoc Island
Eighty seven (87) vertebrae species were recorded in Phu Quoc during the years 2000 to 2006 of which forty eight (48) including 20 mammal, 25 reptile and 3 amphibian species.
Phu Quoc Island supports various habitat types which include lowland evergreen forest, coastal sand, off-shore, forest on karst, Paperbark (Melaleuca sp.) timber forest, mangrove, scrub, Fabaceae forest and anthtropogenetic habitats.
The islands geographical location enables several forest and habitat types to co-exist, providing ideal conditions for a variety of mammal species.
Phu Quoc is now facing a number of pressing conservation issues. For example migrants from other parts of Vietnam now account for a significant proportion of the island’s growing population.
Although the most important economic activity on the island is fishing, not agriculture, the Kien Giang Forest Protection Department has identified shifting cultivation as a major threat to biodiversity in the buffer zone of the national park.
Below is a slideshow of fact sheets for all Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians in Phu Quoc
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