|Scientific Name:||Araucaria columnaris|
|Species Authority:||(J.R.Forst.) Hook.|
Cupressus columnaris J.R.Forst.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Farjon, A. & Gardner, M.|
|Contributor/s:||Jaffré, T., Lowry, P. & Munzinger, J.|
This species is not considered to be threatened due to its wide distribution and the vigorous regeneration in most populations.
|Range Description:||Restricted to New Caledonia on the Grande Terre (Province Sud), Isle of Pines and the
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|Population:||Populations may be extensive, with good natural regeneration.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This is the only New Caledonian species of Araucaria to occur on calcareous substrate although it is not restricted to these substrates. On the
|Major Threat(s):||No threats have been identified for this species. Changes in sea level may be a problem in the future.|
|Conservation Actions:||As this species occurs in close proximity to the coast, and on predominantly calcareous substrate, nickel mining does not present a threat. Trees may be thrown in high storms (typhoons) but regeneration is frequent. The trees also enjoy traditional protection from the Polynesian Kanaks and it is generally prohibited to fell them.|
|Citation:||Thomas, P. 2010. Araucaria columnaris. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 May 2013.|
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