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CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) has categorized endangered species along with The World Conservation Monitoring Centre. The World Conservation Monitoring Centre describes an endangered species as "one in danger of extinction and whose survival is unlikely if the casual factors continue operating."

Sadly enough, the Malayan Tapir has made it on to this list. Here is a brief synopsis of its plight:

Malayan Tapir, tapirus indicus
Threatened in: Southeast Asia
Threats: deforestation (slash & burn), commercial logging, oil exploration, rubber and rice plantations, mining, and settlement (development).





There is an "All-TapirNet Search Engine" coming soon!

But for now, this is it:



  1. The TapirNet E-Z Link Text and Picture Resources
  2. NOTE: The resource page is undergoing a major revision, so keep looking around. Right now it takes a little while to load because all the articles are in one file.

  3. TapirNet Interactive Tapir External Anatomy

  4. Credits  and Praise  for the TapirNet!

  5. Other Pages on the Web About Tapirs




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Page last revised on 6-13-96

Direct suggestions, additional tapir information requests, and comments to James Collins at:
collfam@albany.net



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