China News Service, Shaoyang, August 14 (Yangwangchun and Zhang Ronghua) On the 13th, the staff of the Jintong Mountain Nature Reserve Management Office of the Nanshan National Park Administration of Hunan Province was able to monitor the first level of the national level for the first time when collating the infrared camera image data laid out in the wild. Focus on protecting the traces of activities of wild animals, small civets.

  Hunan Nanshan National Park is located in Chengbu Miao Autonomous County, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province.

Little civet, commonly known as Qijian raccoon, black-footed civet, arrow cat, pen cat, spotted civet, and civet, belongs to the civet family and the genus civet. It is about 48 cm to 58 cm long, with a tail length of 33 cm to 41 cm, and weighs 2 kg. Up to 4 kg; the whole body is grayish yellow or light brown, the back has brown stripes, the sides have dark brown spots, the neck has dark brown horizontal stripes, and the tail has black and brown rings.

  Little civets are active at night or early in the morning. During the day, they hide in tree holes or stone caves to rest. In addition to eating mice, insects, frogs, and birds, they occasionally eat fruits.

The small civet is a national first-level protected wild animal, and it is listed in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Animals and Plants (CITES) and the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

  In recent years, the Hunan Nanshan National Park Administration has always insisted on giving priority to ecological protection. Through effective measures such as industrial withdrawal, ecological restoration, ecological migration, closure management, and increased law enforcement, it has effectively protected the waters, wetlands, woodlands, forests and trees in the park. The natural vegetation coverage rate of resources such as wild animals and plants, cultural landscapes has increased from 91% to 92.7%, which provides a good environment for the multiplication of various wild animals and plants.

The infrared cameras deployed by the administration have repeatedly monitored the national first-class protected animals: forest musk deer, white-necked pheasant, Chinese merganser, yellow-breasted bunting, and national second-class protected animals, black bear, tufted deer, White pheasant, leopard cat, mandarin duck, golden pheasant, etc. also frequently appear on the scene.

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