Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Endemic to Africa, sparsely distributed from Gambia and Guinea-Bissau to Cameroon; the easterly limit of distribution requires clarification (Gaubert and Dunham in press).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Inhabits moist and dry savannas with open woodlands. However, specimens also have been collected and sighted in moist woodlands (Guinea-Bissau), rainforest (Sierra Leone, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire) and dry wooded steppes (Senegal)(Gaubert and Dunham in press).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A.

Reviewer/s
Duckworth, J.W. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority) and Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern as the species has a relatively wide distribution range in West Africa, occurs in a variety of habitats, and is not believed to be declining at a rate fast enough to warrant listing in a higher category of threat. However, with the availability of further information, specifically on the adaptability of this species to disturbed habitats, and given the impact of hunting, this species may require reassessment.
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Population

Population
Rare, but possibly common in some areas (Gaubert and Dunham in press). Hoppe-Dominik (1990) stated that the species was widespread throughout its range, but provided no evidence.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats. However, the species has been reported from bushmeat markets throughout its range. In the past, there has also been some international traffic for their skins or as pets, although there is no record of this species (or any other genet for that matter) in commercial trade reported to CITES for the period 1995-2005 (Gaubert and Dunham in press).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Present in several protected areas across its range.
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Wikipedia

Haussa genet

The Haussa genet (Genetta thierryi), also known as Thierry's genet, is a carnivoran mammal, related to linsangs and civets. It lives in the savannah zone of Africa from Senegal to area south of Lake Chad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A. (2008). Genetta thierryi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
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