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Agathis montana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA PINOPSIDA PINALES ARAUCARIACEAE

Scientific Name: Agathis montana
Species Authority: de Laub.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-11-12
Assessor/s: Thomas, P.
Reviewer/s: Farjon, A. & Gardner, M.
Contributor/s: Munzinger, J., Lowry, P. & Jaffré, T.
Justification:
Although this species is only known from three locations, no specific threats have been identified at this time. However, its potential vulnerability to stochastic events and the possible impacts of climate change mean that it should be monitored. This species is therefore listed as Near Threatened as it almost meets the criteria for a threatened listing (meets the criteria B1a and B2a). If a threat becomes evident then then it could immediately qualify for Vulnerable or for Endangered.
History:
1998 Lower Risk/conservation dependent (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A species restricted to the upper slopes of the Panié-Colnett-Ignambi massif in northeast New Caleonia. Occurs from 1,000 to 1,600 m.
Countries:
Native:
New Caledonia
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant and dominant.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is only found in high altitude rainforests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Currently, no specific threats have been identified. Climate change impacts such as changes in precipitation patterns could be a problem in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The majority of the population is within a relatively inaccessible protected area on Mt Panié.
Citation: Thomas, P. 2010. Agathis montana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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