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Several species of wildlife are indiscriminately being hunted for bushmeat or sold in the markets of Assam. The extent of this is alarming and disturbing and I request the forest ministry of Assam to take necessary action.
A palm civet (either common or masked, id unclear) was killed by villagers near my residence at Dharamtul this morning, inspite of my repeated requests to leave the animal alone. It was spotted on a tree in the neighborhood, and I left the spot after telling them that it will go away after dark. After about two hours I heard a commotion and rushed there but found that it had already been killed. The white ring on the tail confuses me about the specific ID of the species.
There are several species of wildlife that are being killed or hunted for bushmeat or sold in the markets of Dharamtul (Morigaon district) and Amosi (Nagaon district) in Assam. The killing of such rare species is very alarming and disturbing and I request the forest ministry of Assam to take necessary action.