|Scientific Name:||Pteropus ocularis|
|Species Authority:||Peters, 1867|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Helgen, K. & Salas, L.|
|Reviewer/s:||Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², it is known from only two islands, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to deforestation as well as the number of individuals due to hunting.
|Range Description:||This species is recorded in the Maluku Islands from Buru, Ambon and Seram islands in Indonesia. There were four localities on three islands historically, and now it is probably absent from Ambon.|
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|Population:||This species has only been collected four times. The most recent collection was in 1993, but there have been no recent surveys.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species probably occurs only in old growth forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is threatened by hunting and deforestation for logging and expanding agriculture.|
This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES. It is found in Manusela National Park. A protected area needs to be established on Buru to protect the habitat of this species.
|Citation:||Helgen, K. & Salas, L. 2008. Pteropus ocularis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 December 2013.|
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