Talk:Wildlife in South and Southeast Asia

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Scope and focus[edit]

It looks like this article covers South and Southeast Asia. Do we want to have one article for both regions? The other issue, of course, is that it needs to have more of a travel focus, which would cover where to possibly see these creatures, particularly in the wild. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:05, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

The article is intended to describe the Indomalayan Region, which includes South Asia, Southeast Asia, and southern China. If the name is not representative, we could consider a renaming. In a manner similar to Eurasian wildlife, the article could have a map of national parks and other destination famous for wildlife. /Yvwv (talk) 12:40, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps, but we should be mindful that we already have Indian national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, which could substantially (though obviously not exhaustively) overlap. I think the name is not representative, because Southeast Asian countries are pretty much never grouped with South Asia, the latter designation being pretty much exclusive to the territory of what was known in colonial times as India, plus Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and sometimes Afghanistan. I don't know if even Myanmar, part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is ever considered part of South Asia. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:55, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
What would be a better name? Indomalayan wildlife? Wildlife in South and Southeast Asia? /Yvwv (talk) 13:09, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
The latter. The former name won't be recognized by non-specialists. I used to live in Malaysia and hadn't heard of "Indomalayan" wildlife until tonight, when I read this article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:56, 7 December 2019 (UTC)