Do you know that today, one of the main threats for the binturongs is human activities :
- The conversion of forest areas into plantation for producing palm oil has made the binturong more vulnerable. Since the binturong is arboreal and eats 80% of fruits, its way of life depends very highly of the primary forests.
- Currently, There is in Asia an important trafficking of wild animals intended to become pets. Since the binturong is relatively docile, the young ones are more and more victim of capture in their natural environment in order to finance this important illegal market