Libocedrus yateensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Pinopsida Pinales Cupressaceae

Scientific Name: Libocedrus yateensis
Species Authority: Guillaumin
Taxonomic Source(s): Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.

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.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)
1998 Endangered (E)

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 occurrence:
New Caledonia
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 24
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 1505
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Yes
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): No
Number of Locations: 3
Lower elevation limit (metres): 150
Upper elevation limit (metres): 600
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Population [top]

Population: Subpopulations are small and localized with little regeneration.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Yes
Extreme fluctuations: No Population severely fragmented: Yes
All individuals in one subpopulation: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows in riparian habitats in lowland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

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 2010: e.T30996A9591836. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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