The Falanous is one of Masoala's many endangered species. There are
several issues that correlate with this problem including deforestation and the
draining of marshlands. The Falanouc is also a popular food source, and is
hunted regularly. In addition, predation of domestic dogs and competition from other
animals has greatly reduced the population size. In fact, there are less than
2,500 mature individuals found on the island.


Density Dependent Factors