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Libocedrus yateensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA PINOPSIDA PINALES CUPRESSACEAE

Scientific Name: Libocedrus yateensis
Species Authority: Guillaumin

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-11-10
Assessor(s): Thomas, P.
Reviewer(s): Farjon, A. & Lowry, P.
Contributor(s): Munzinger, J., Lowry, P. & Jaffré, T.
Justification:
Libocedrus yateensis is assessed as Endangered as its area of occupancy is estimated to be 24 km2, only three locations are known which are severely fragmented and there is a decline in the quality of its habitat is due to the effects of fire and a lack of regeneration.
History:
1998 Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Vulnerable
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is sparsely distributed in two river valleys in the southern ultramafic massifs and a single northern location near Povila. Records from Roche Ouaieme (Jaffre et al. 1987) have been re-identified as Libocedrus chevalieri (Farjon 2005). Occurs at 150 to 600 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
New Caledonia
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Population [top]

Population: Subpopulations are small and localized with little regeneration.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows in riparian habitats in lowland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fire is a threat throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The subpopulation in Rivière Bleue Provincial Park is well protected, although situated closely to the tourist facilities and vulnerable to fire.

Citation: Thomas, P. 2010. Libocedrus yateensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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