First record of supposed Mortonagrion sp. from Sri Lanka originates from Laidlaw , who listed a single female collected in Galle District as “? Genus?‎Taxonomy · ‎Assessment Information · ‎Geographic Range. Birds of Sri Lanka (Endemics). Mammals of Sri Lanka (Endemics) Amphibians of Sri Lanka . Colombo, Sri Lanka: IUCN Sri Lanka and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version. It is known from only a 3 km2 site in the Morningside Estate in southwestern Sri Lanka, at an elevation of 1, m asl. It is probably restricted to this area, which.


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Sri Lanka - Plant species (higher), threatened

Non-native, invasive plant taxa are also a major threat, as they displace the taxon iucn red list sri lanka significantly alter the native habitat upon which it depends. In addition, the species is considered extremely vulnerable to climate change.

As with other Hawaiian plant species, competition with introduced invasive plant species is a iucn red list sri lanka threat, as is habitat degradation and direct damage by invasive animals.

Seed dispersal cycles have also been greatly reduced due to the drastic decline of endemic avian fauna. In addition, the taxon is also threatened by floods and landslides since it grows in areas subject to such stochastic events.

Mortonagrion ceylonicum (Sri Lanka Midget)

The Alula has been so impacted by invasive species and landslides, that only one plant remained in the wild in and it has not been seen since.

There are active conservation efforts focused on the species, iucn red list sri lanka has surviving individuals in cultivation.


None of the outplantings have ever produced viable offspring without intense human intervention. It was only known from four individuals when it was first seen in However, without knowledge of specific ecological demands of the species, it is impossible to define the threats although it is thought future industrial development of the iucn red list sri lanka is a possibility.

List of endemic mammals of Sri Lanka

Conservation Actions [top] Conservation Actions: Isla Escudo de Veraguas is uninhabited but seasonal visitors harvest timber to maintain wooden houses on the island and this leads to degradation of the species habitat.

Iucn red list sri lanka on its restricted range and declines in the habitat quality and area, this species maintains its previous Critically Endangered assessment. The rate of the population decline of this species has recently increased, resulting in this previously Near Threatened lemur being uplisted to Endangered.

Despite the ecological flexibility of this species, iucn red list sri lanka declines are occurring as a result of habitat loss, with its dry forest and bush habitat being burnt to create new pasture for livestock, as well as hunting of the species for food and removal of animals from the wild for the pet trade.

Although this species is the most widely distributed of the sifakas, it is still rare and occurs at low densities throughout its range in eastern Madagascar.

Its rainforest habitat is being destroyed by slash and burn agriculture and timber extraction. iucn red list sri lanka

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The Diademed Sifaka occurs in iucn red list sri lanka number of protected areas but unfortunately hunting of this species for its meat and fur has a serious impact even within these parks and reserves.

It occurs in forests and mangrove swamps of coastal Madagascar, where seeds of ramy a dietary staple for the species can be found. This species is persecuted in some areas as it is thought to be a symbol of bad luck and is also considered to be a crop pest.

Additionally, habitat destruction is a threat to the species throughout its range as tree species that are food resources for the Iucn red list sri lanka are removed for use in construction. As a result of past and predicted future population declines this species has been uplisted from Near Threatened to Endangered.

In the past, fady taboos in the traditional culture of Madagascar have helped to protect this species from hunting. Unfortunately, fady are becoming less respected and levels of illegal hunting for bush meat are increasing.

This species is also threatened by habitat destruction for slash and burn agriculture, logging and fuel wood gathering. With new information available, iucn red list sri lanka has been reassessed this year as Vulnerable.

Sri Lanka - Plant species (higher), threatened

iucn red list sri lanka This species is thought to be rare throughout its moist forest habitat, with no more than a iucn red list sri lanka dozen reported sightings in total. It is usually spotted in tangles of brush or lianas and nests in groups in holes of large trees.

There are now over individuals of this species known to exist in the wild, as recent work has found this lemur occurring in new sites. As the name suggests, bamboo is a key food species for this lemur and it associates with habitats containing large-culmed bamboo.

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