Even though this particular species was named as least concern with its huge populations present in 2008 and declining was unlikely, only four years later the numbers were much lower.
The Asian Palm civet is widely found in many countries including siberut, Bawean, Kalimantan, Java, Sumatra, Philippeans, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Darussalam, Sarawek, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India.
Even though it is a native in those countries it was yet introduced to other areas like Japan, Sulawesi Maluku and Irian Jaya.
In 2009 34 extant species were established in the Viverridae which are in Asia and Africa however with time introduced to various other countries throughout Europe, south-western Arabian Peninsula and Spain with Asia viverrids were introduced to Asia. These forest dwellers has historically included linsangs, mongooses and African Palm Civet, however in recent times each were placed in their own families.