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  • Title
    All that glitters is not gold: A projected distribution of the endemic Indian Golden Gecko Calodactylodes aureus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) indicates a major range shrinkage due to future climate change
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Climate change has a perceived threat on biodiversity due to its effect on species range. Species with narrow ranges and highly specific climatic and habitat requirements are at higher risk. To understand the influence of climate change on the Indian endemic gekkonid, the Indian Golden Gecko Calodactylodes aureus (Beddome, 1870) we model the present and future predicted distribution (2050 and 2070) under the CMIP5 RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios using MaxEnt under the HadGEM3-ES Model. Our analysis revealed the negative impact of climate change on the Indian Golden Gecko with a decrease in the amount of climatically suitable areas in the future, and an almost total range shrinkage by 2070. Despite its wide distribution in the eastern Deccan Peninsula, according to our predictions, the species is threatened by a shrinkage in the future range due to climate change.
    Attribution
    Aditya Srinivasulu & Chelmala Srinivasulu, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8883–8892 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2723.8.6.8883-8892
  • Title
    Detrimental effects of low atmospheric humidity and forest fire on a community of western Himalayan butterflies
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Compared to previous years, the period from October 2008 to March 2009 showed marked reductions in species number and population size in the butterfly community of the Maheshkhan Reserve Forest, Nainital District, Uttarakhand. Desiccation of pupae due to abnormally low atmospheric humidity after the failure of seasonal rains appears to have been a major cause of this reduction. The drop in humidity also appears to be linked to the unusual spread of fires affecting broadleaf forests, one of which in May 2009 wiped out the remaining Maheshkhan butterfly community.
    Attribution
    Smetacek P. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(3) pp. 1694-1701; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2307.1694-701
  • Title
    Impact of Climate Change on Wildlife
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Educating the common man on the man made impact of global climate change and the risk to wildlife