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Asia
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Shared by : Sujan Adhikari (Nepal)
Region : Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bulgaria; China; Georgia; Greece; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Kazakhstan; Lebanon; Macedonia, the Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Pakistan; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan Marbled Polecats can be found in steppes and dry open areas of south eastern Europe and Asia.
Status : Vulnerable
Introduction
Marbled Polecats are black with pale markings. They have a body length between 33 and 35 cms and weight 700gm. They have a black and white face mask. Marbled polecats are most active during the morning and evening.
Threats
Poaching and habitat destruction has been a major threat to the marbled polecat. The major threat to Marbled Polecat is the loss of natural steppe and desert habitats. Steppe habitats are declining in Europe through conversion to cultivated farmland. Secondary poisoning by rodenticides might also be a threat, as are likely to be population declines in key prey species.

Reference :
http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/polecat_marbled.html
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/29680/0
https://www.arkive.org/european-marbled-polecat/vormela-peregusna/

Photo: Laszlo Szabo-Szeley (copyright) AVESTOURS.

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