SE Asia's hoofed animals on the run
- Published: 12 Sep 2013 at 14.09
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South-East Asia's hoofed species could disappear unless regional governments make greater efforts to protect them and their habitats, the World Wide Fund for Nature warned on Thursday.
In mainland South-East Asia, the hog deer, saola, Eld's deer and banteng are on the verge of disappearing in the wild, according to WWF's report Rumble in the Jungle. Two hoofed mammals or ungulates, the kouprey and Schomburgk's deer, became extinct in the 20th century, the report said.
The report profiles 13 ungulate species, four of which have only been discovered in the past two decades.
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