Order

Rodentia

Key region

N/A

Range

Lao PDR

State

Pressure

The limestone karst in which the species is found is fairly resilient to degradation. However, more accessible areas of the karst are vulnerable to logging and firewood removal. The species is also targeted by local hunters who sell it for food at bushmeat markets. While the precise impact of these threats is unclear, it is likely that the current level of offtake is unsustainable given the species’ small range (less than 5,000km2).

Responses

The species occurs in the Phou Hin Poun National Biodiversity Conservation Area. Further research is needed to assess the current population status of this species, and the relative importance of the suspected threats.

Knowledge level