|Scientific Name:||Microgale dobsoni|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1884|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Goodman, S., Soarimalala, V. & Stephenson, P.J.|
|Contributor(s):||Raherisehena, M. & Andrianjakavelo, V.|
It is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population. It occurs in a number of protected areas and tolerates a degree of habitat modification. Therefore, in spite of continued habitat loss it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Previously published Red List assessments:||
This species is widespread in the lowland to montane forests of eastern Madagascar. It has an altitudinal range of between sea level to 2,500 m asl (above the treeline).
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||2500|
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It is an abundant species, and in some sites it is the most commonly trapped tenrec.
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a terrestrial species that occurs in lowland to montane eastern humid forests, forest margin habitats, pine plantations, heavily disturbed areas, agricultural land, and non-forested regions of the eastern humid forest. In some sites it is the most commonly trapped tenrec species.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species. Habitat loss is ongoing in parts of the range.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from several protected areas including the Ambohitantely Special Reserve; Andringitra National Park; Marojejy National Park; Ankarafantsika National Park; Pic d’Ivohibe Special Reserve; Manongarivo Special Reserve; Andohahela National Park and Kalambatsitra Special Reserve.|
|Citation:||Goodman, S., Soarimalala, V. & Stephenson, P.J. 2015. Microgale dobsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T40587A21290278. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.|
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