Small Carnivore Conservation <p><em>Small Carnivore Conservation</em> is the peer-reviewed journal of the IUCN SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group. The journal is open access and we do not charge any publication fees.</p> <p>The journal’s focus is about:</p> <ul> <li>Ailuridae (red pandas)</li> <li>Eupleridae (the Malagasy carnivores)</li> <li>Herpestidae (mongooses, including the Meerkat)</li> <li>Mephitidae (stink badgers and skunks)</li> <li>Mustelidae (weasels, badgers, and their allies, <em>except the otters</em> – see below)</li> <li>Nandiniidae (African Palm-civet)</li> <li>Prionodontidae (linsangs)</li> <li>Procyonidae (coatis, raccoons and their allies)</li> <li>Viverridae (civets and genets, including the oyans or ‘African linsangs’)</li> </ul> <p>It does not cover cats (Felidae), dogs (Canidae), or otters (Lutrinae, a subfamily of Mustelidae) as these taxa are covered by other IUCN SSC specialist groups and their journals. However, the journal does publish ‘by-catch’ data on these three taxa from camera-trapping, surveys and observations as part of a manuscript that is focused primarily on one (or more) of the nine small carnivore families listed above. </p> <p>The majority of small carnivores are very poorly known and researched; anything that has the potential to inform small carnivore conservation will be considered for publication. Some examples include:</p> <ul> <li>basic observations of natural history;</li> <li>locality records, particularly from little-known species and/or little-known areas;</li> <li>survey results of animals in the wild and/or in trade;</li> <li>threat documentation, including of novel or potential threats;</li> <li>reviews of new or improved methods for detecting small carnivores;</li> <li>critical assessments or reviews of current methods;</li> <li>taxonomic and nomenclatural reviews;</li> <li>identification criteria reviews;</li> <li>museum holdings;</li> <li>insight from zoos, including the development of conservation breeding programmes;</li> <li>legal and policy aspects relevant to these animals, including changes to protected area status;</li> <li>lessons (positive and negative) learned from conservation programmes;</li> <li>whole- or part-range conservation status assessments of single or multiple species;</li> <li>academic research;</li> <li>and translations of relevant material from languages other than English.</li> </ul> en-US Small Carnivore Conservation 1019-5041 A camera-trap record of a Crab-eating Mongoose Herpestes urva from the Indian portion of the Terai Arc Landscape in Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary, north-west India <p><span class="fontstyle0">A Crab-eating Mongoose </span><em><span class="fontstyle2">Herpestes urva </span></em><span class="fontstyle0">was camera-trapped in Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand state, India, on 15 March 2021. This locality lies within the Indian portion of the Terai Arc Landscape and represents the westernmost known distribution of the species.</span> </p> Khursid A Khan Ajay Chauhan Vivek Ranjan Naveen Chandra Joshi Kundan Kumar Harish Guleria Pardeep K Malik Gopal Singh Rawat Bilal Habib Dhananjay Mohan Copyright (c) 2022 Khursid A Khan, Ajay Chauhan, Vivek Ranjan, Naveen Chandra Joshi, Kundan Kumar, Harish Guleria, Pardeep K Malik, Gopal Singh Rawat, Bilal Habib, Dhananjay Mohan 2022-11-17 2022-11-17 60 A record of a North American Raccoon Procyon lotor charging at a Coyote Canis latrans <p>The video of a brief encounter between a Coyote <em>Canis latrans</em> and a North American Raccoon <em>Procyon lotor</em>, in a suburban backyard in California, is described. In the footage, the Raccoon chases the Coyote, supporting other observations that, in some contexts, Raccoons do not fear Coyotes and may behave aggressively toward them. </p> Sam Zeveloff Copyright (c) 2022 Sam Zeveloff 2022-08-25 2022-08-25 60 Two observations of Pousargues’s Mongoose Dologale dybowskii in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda <p>Pousargues’s Mongoose <em>Dologale dybowskii</em> is a little-known mongoose endemic to Central Africa. It is believed to be rare. This note describes observations, illustrated by photographs, of several individual animals that appear to be Pousargues’s Mongooses, in July and August 2021, in Murchinson Falls National Park, Uganda. The identification was made on the basis of size, colouring and behaviour.</p> Jon Hall Stuart Chapman Harriet Kemigisha Copyright (c) 2022 Jon Hall, Stuart Chapman, Harriet Kemigisha 2022-08-26 2022-08-26 60 Yellow-bellied Weasel Mustela kathiah preying on a rat Niviventer in Darjeeling, India <p>A Yellow-bellied Weasel <em>Mustela kathiah</em> was observed catching and killing a rat Niviventer inside a house in Darjeeling, India, at an elevation of 1600 m asl. Photographs and details of the observation are provided. The diet of Yellow-bellied Weasel is poorly known and this report adds to the limited literature on the species.</p> Aditya Pradhan Copyright (c) 2022 Aditya Pradhan 2022-11-17 2022-11-17 60 New records for the first time in six decades of the Vulnerable Marbled Polecat Vormela peregusna in Iraq <p>The Marbled Polecat <em>Vormela peregusna</em> is one of Iraq’s rarest mustelids; it is confined to the steppes, arid plains and sparsely vegetated foothills of the northern parts of the country. A few specimens were collected around the vicinity of Mosul in the 1950s; its current status and distribution is mostly unknown. This note describes two new records, obtained in northern Iraq in 2021.</p> Omar Al-Sheikhly Korsh Ararat Soran H. Ahmed Copyright (c) 2022 Omar Al-Sheikhly, Korsh Ararat, Soran H. Ahmed 2022-09-20 2022-09-20 60 Evidence of Spotted Linsang Prionodon pardicolor post-weaning parental care <p>This note describes a camera-trap record of a juvenile Spotted Linsang <em>Prionodon pardicolor</em> closely following an adult in north–central Vietnam in the Khe Choang area of Pu Mat National Park, Nghe An province, Vietnam. The pup’s presumed age and physical ability indicate that this image provides evidence of Spotted Linsang parental care after weaning.</p> Russell Gray Thong Van Pham Bieu Tien Lo Long Nhat Cao Ngoan Van Ha Tan Van Nguyen Kieu Anh Nguyen Huyen Thi Thanh Nguyen Thai Van Nguyen Copyright (c) 2022 Russell Gray, Thong Van Pham, Bieu Tien Lo, Long Nhat Cao, Ngoan Van Ha, Tan Van Nguyen, Kieu Anh Nguyen, Huyen Thi Thanh Nguyen, Thai Van Nguyen 2022-08-26 2022-08-26 60