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  • Title
    Conservation status assessment and new population record of the threatened Golden Himalayan Spike Phlomoides superba (Royle ex Benth.) Kamelin & Makhm. from Jammu & Kashmir, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper deals with distribution and conservation status of the Golden Himalayan Spike Phlomoides superba (Royle ex Benth.) Kamelin & Makhm. (syn. Eremostachys superba Royle ex Benth.), an endangered herb in India. A new locality report from Jammu & Kashmir along with population status in previously reported localities of occurrence of this species is also provided. Since the species is reported from a very few localities in India and is facing critical threats in the wild, the addition of a new locality holds significance in terms of its declining population status.
    Attribution
    Amber Srivastava, Yash Pal Sharma, O.P. Sharma Vidyarthi & Sunil Kumar Srivastava, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 4 (2017); pp. 10089–10095 http://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2875.9.4.10089-10095
  • Title
    A note on the taxonomy, field status and threats to three endemic species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from the southern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Taxonomy, field status and threats of three endemic species of Syzygium, Syzygium densiflorum Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Syzygium myhendrae (Bedd. ex Brandis) Gamble and Syzygium travancoricum Gambleof the southern Western Ghats were discussed.
    Attribution
    R. Ramasubbu, C. Divya & S. Anjana, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9384–9390 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2682.8.11.9384-9390
  • Title
    The Nilgiri Tahr (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae: Nilgiritragus hylocrius Ogilby, 1838) in the Agastyamalai range, Western Ghats, India: population status and threats
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius Ogilby, 1838) has not been comprehensively surveyed in the southern Western Ghats, India. Here we present results of a survey conducted in 2012 and 2013 in 25 sites where Nilgiri Tahr was reported in Agastyamalai range south of the Shencottah gap. The objectives of the survey were to assess population status; evaluate threats and propose conservation measures. In each site the geographical coordinates were noted. If Nilgiri Tahr (=Tahr) were sighted, the number and herd structure were recorded. Indirect signs of Tahr presence such as faecal pellets and feedback from local informants were noted in sites with no direct sightings of Tahr. The total sightings were 247 Tahr in 10 sites, and indication of Tahr presence in seven sites. Only two populations viz. Kalamalai-Varraiattumudi and Muthukulivayal-Balamore were large (>30 individuals). Tahr were not present in eight sites: of which four had earlier records of Tahr presence, and the other four had no prior data. There was a significant positive association between percentage of young (kids and yearlings) and number of Tahr sighted. Illegal hunting was widespread in the past, and continues to be a serious threat. Loss of Tahr grazing habitat to successional processes resulting in increased tree cover, is a long term threat that could increase with climate change. A landscape level management plan to reconnect small populations, rehabilitate Tahr in sites where they have disappeared, use fire to restore short grass habitats, and stringent curb on illegal hunting is required for the long term viability of the Nilgiri Tahr in this region.
    Attribution
    Ponniah Hopeland, Jean-Philippe Puyravaud & Priya Davidar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8877–8882 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2542.8.6.8877-8882
  • Title
    Discovery of a new sub-population, mapping and updated Red List assessment of the Endangered Cycas beddomei Dyer (Cycadales: Cycadaceae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A new sub-population of Cycas beddomei Dyer (Cycadaceae), hitherto believed to be endemic to the Seshachalam Hills (Tirupati-Kadapa Hills) of Andhra Pradesh is discovered from Velikonda Hills (Nellore-Kadapa districts) of Andhra Pradesh.  Hence its global distribution status is hereby revised endemic to Seshachalam and Velikonda hills  of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh.  Combined datasets of our earlier studies with the latest indicated no change in its ‘Endangered’ status.  
    Attribution
    Rao B. Ravi Prasad, Naik M. Chennakesavulu, Salamma S., Babu M. V. Suresh (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7) pp. 7902-7909; doi:10.11609/jott.2379.7902-7909
  • Title
    Additional information on the threatened Cryptocoryne cognata Schott (Araceae): A need for reassessment of the IUCN Red List status
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Cryptocoryne cognata Schott is a threatened species distributed in the entire Konkan stretch covering Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. It was rediscovered in 1990 after not being documented for one and half centuries. The data concerning its morphology, distribution and ecological preferences are presented in this paper in order to contribute to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) goals and to assist taxonomists in assessing and protecting this species from extinction in future.   
    Attribution
    Kambhar Sidanand V., Bhise Mahendra R., Naik Mayur M., Parab Abhijeet L., Patil Kamlakar H., Tawade Abhijeet P., Patil Vinayak K., Rane Ajay D., Narkhede Satish S., Bhave Sanjay G. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(7) pp. 8302-8304; doi:10.11609/jott.2471.7.15.8302-8304
  • Title
    The lonely endemic Palni Hills Rudraksha Tree Elaeocarpus blascoi Weibel (Magnoliopsida: Malvales: Elaeocarpaceae), Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The study on exploration, phenology, floral morphology and seed biology of little known endemic species Elaeocarpus blascoi Weible were conducted in the forest areas of Palni hills. This study confirmed that only three individual existing in the wild; one mature individual available in the wild, whereas the other two individuals are under the conservation of NGO. The considerable percentage of tender shoots, flowers and fruits were infested by unidentified insects (aphids/ticks). The seed germination percentage in the natural habitat is very poor. The distribution and survival of species in the wild is questionable. The threat status of the species needs to be reassessed and updated as Endangered in the IUCN list and effective strategies to be developed to protect the species from further extinction.
    Attribution
    Irudhayaraj Dhanaraj Felix, Ramasubbu Raju (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(6) pp. 6473-6476; doi:10.11609/jott.1622.6473-6476
  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Back from obscurity: notes on the current distribution, threats and conservation status of a poorly known cyprinid, Hypselobarbus lithopidos (Day, 1874) from the Western Ghats of India"
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Hypselobarbus lithopidos (Day, 1874) is a poorly known cyprinid fish endemic to the rivers of the Western Ghats of India. This species is assessed as Data Deficient in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species with a note that it could be possibly extinct. Here, we provide information on a recent collection of this species from the type locality, and discuss its current distribution, ecology, threats and conservation. A revised Red List status for the species is also proposed.
    Attribution
    Ali A., Philip S., Raghavan R. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(5) pp. 4743-4751; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3655.4743-51
  • Title
    Golden Langur Trachypithecus geei (Khajuria, 1956) feeding on Cryptocoryne retrospiralis (Roxb.) Kunth (Family: Araceae): a rare feeding observation in Chirang Reserve Forest, Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Golden Langur Trachypithecus geei Khajuria, 1956, endemic to India and Bhutan is an endangered primate species (IUCN Red Data list). We report for the first time, a troop of 10 individuals of Golden Langur feeding on water trumpet Cryptocoryne retrospiralis (Roxb.) Kunth in four occasions during 2010 in Chirang Reserve Forest, Assam. Being an arboreal and canopy dwelling primate species, this is an unusual and rare phenomenon. This plant is rare in Chirang RF and the langurs selectively ate them. The secondary information on the chemical composition of the herb and future scope of study are discussed in the light of ethno-botanical application among some tribes.
    Attribution
    Das R., Singha H., Sahu H.K., Choudhury K. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(5) pp. 5013-5015; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3535.5013-5
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    Ecology and conservation of threatened plants in Tapkeshwari Hill ranges in the Kachchh Island, Gujarat, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The survey was conducted in Tapkeshwari Hill Range (THR) areas, wherever threatened plant species were said to exist, based on secondary information in literature. Thirteen plant species categorized as ‘Threatened’ by the World Conservation Monitoring centre (WCMC 1994) and also listed under various threat categories in the Red Data Book of Indian Plants (Nayar & Sastry 1988) were surveyed in the THR. All the RET plants reported from the study area occupied eight major habitat types. Thorn mixed forests harbored the highest number of individuals (560) of all RET plants, followed by open scrubs (345 individuals), Acacia senegal forests (328) and thorn mixed scrubs (293). Field observations showed that except Helichrysum cutchicum, all the other RET plant species were reported with very low seedlings and regeneration ratio. This paper discusses the status, distribution and threats faced and the conservation implications at border regions of some of the threatened plants of the arid Kachchh district.
    Attribution
    Joshi P.N., Joshi E.B., Jain B.K. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(4) pp. 2390-2397; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2410.2390-7
  • Title
    WALK IN THE WILDERNESS
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Importance of the Western ghats and the need to protect the flora and fauna