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|Mammals can be one of the hardest hit groups by habitat loss, and a lot of research has been carried out to find the best ways to conserve mammal diversity.
Much of this research has focused on very large scale changes in land use and the impact this will have on overall mammal diversity. However, many important decisions about land user made at much more local scales, for example at the level of individual landowners.
Now, in a detailed study led by imperial college London that looked at mammal diversity across different small scale landscapes in Borneo, researchers have identified previously logged forests as an overlooked source of refuge for mammals.
These selectively logged forests, where only certain tree species are removed are often considered to be degraded and are frequently cleared to make way for plantations. The new results, published in the journal Ecological Applications, suggest they should be better protected.
The team recorded mammals using trap and release techniques and motion sensing cameras over three years, certain an unprecedented 20000 records of species in three lands use types: old growth forest, logged forest and oil palm plantation. This is one of the most intensive studies of rain forest mammal diversity ever undertaken.
To their surprise, they found that mammal diversity for large mammals, like the clouded leopard and civets was similar for booth old growth forests and logged forests. For small mammals, such as squirrels and rodents, the diversity was actually higher in logged forests.
To find out whether large scale changes in land use have impacts on overall mammal diversity, a detailed research conducted by Imperial College London reveals that large areas of degraded forest can play an important role in conserving mammal diversity, so protecting those substantial areas of forest that have already been logged could help mammal protection.