Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Pinopsida Pinales Araucariaceae

Scientific Name: Araucaria scopulorum
Species Authority: de Laub.
Taxonomic Source(s): Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-11-06
Assessor(s): Thomas, P.
Reviewer(s): Farjon, A. & Gardner, M.
Contributor(s): Munzinger, J., Lowry, P. & Jaffré, T.
The calculated extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are within the thresholds for Endangered. There are five locations, as determined by the proximity of subpopulations to each other and common threatening processes. The ecological, edaphic and geographic isolation of the subpopulations also mean that they can be regarded as severely fragmented. A continuing decline in the quality of habitat due to the effects of mining has been observed, and is projected to continue in all subpopulations and locations.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (EN)
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to two main areas on the northwest and central northeast coast. The most southern occurrence is near Thio in the south and the most northern is on the Poum massif. The largest is on the Cap Bocage Peninsula near Houaïlou. The species occurs at altitudes ranging from 5 to 600 m.
Countries occurrence:
New Caledonia
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 52
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Yes
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO): No
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 4374
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Yes
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): No
Number of Locations: 5
Continuing decline in number of locations: Yes
Lower elevation limit (metres): 5
Upper elevation limit (metres): 600
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Population [top]

Population: Populations of A. scopulorum are generally small and localized.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is restricted to maquis minier shrublands on steep rocky slopes and ridges facing the sea
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The distribution of A. scopulorum coincides with nickel mining areas and many subpopulations are in or adjacent to active nickel mines.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: All subpopulations are outside of protected areas.

Citation: Thomas, P. 2010. Araucaria scopulorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T30990A9589729. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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