To Be No More?



India’s Critically Endangered Animals
Jenkin’s Shrew
                                                     This species is threatened by
                        ...
Malabar Large Spotted Civet
                                                                 •In 1999, fewer than 250 foun...
Himalayan Wolf

                                                                      Less than 350 found in the wild.
   ...
Namdapha Flying Squirrel
                                                                    Losing its habitat due to
   ...
Pygmy Hog
                                                            Loss and degradation of habitat
                    ...
Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat
                                                          Under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act a...
Sumatran Rhinoceros
                                                 Total population: 250. There are over 20 animals in
 ...
Wroughton’s Free Tailed Bat
                                                Population about 210. The species is threatene...
Acknowledgement
• www.google.com
• www.wikipedia.com
• http://www.iucnredlist.org/
• http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu...
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  1. 1. To Be No More? India’s Critically Endangered Animals
  2. 2. Jenkin’s Shrew This species is threatened by habitat loss due to selective logging, general anthropogenic activities and natural disasters such as the tsunami event of December 2004 (Molur et al. 2005). Native of Andaman Islands India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 2
  3. 3. Malabar Large Spotted Civet •In 1999, fewer than 250 found in the wild. •Losing its habitat due to massive deforestation. • Captured to extract musk used in making perfumes. MALABAR COAST India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 3
  4. 4. Himalayan Wolf Less than 350 found in the wild. Killed by local farmers and ranchers India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 4
  5. 5. Namdapha Flying Squirrel Losing its habitat due to deforestation. The area of inhabitation is less than 100 sq.km. India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 5
  6. 6. Pygmy Hog Loss and degradation of habitat due to human settlements, agricultural encroachments, dry- season burning, livestock grazing, commercial forestry and flood control schemes. India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 6
  7. 7. Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act all species of fruit bat are classified as pests and it is therefore legal to persecute them outside of protected reserve. Fruit bats are perceived as pests simply because they visit orchards, although they actually tend to feed on over-ripe fruit and do not pose a threat India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 7
  8. 8. Sumatran Rhinoceros Total population: 250. There are over 20 animals in captivity, mostly in Indonesia and Malaysia, with a few in the United States. Hunting is primarily driven by the demand for the supposedly medicinal properties of rhino horns and other body part. The species is now so reduced that there are very small numbers in each locality where it still survives. As a result, successful births are uncommon in many populations, and there is a severe risk of inbreeding depression India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 8
  9. 9. Wroughton’s Free Tailed Bat Population about 210. The species is threatened from tourism, human interference and collections for scientific purposes. The habitat close to the Barapede cave is threatened from submergence due to a proposed dam and from ongoing mining activities (Molur et al. 2002). The spread of alien plants species Prosopis sp. at the cave mouth is a visible hindrance to bat activities (M.S. Pradhan pers. comm. February 2003). Threats to the species at the two recently discovered new localities are not known. India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 9
  10. 10. Acknowledgement • www.google.com • www.wikipedia.com • http://www.iucnredlist.org/ • http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/account s/classification/ • http://animals.mongabay.com/iucn/WXYZ/Wroughto n%27s_Free-Tailed_Bat.html • http://www.edgeofexistence.org/mammals/species_ info.php?id=20 India’s Endangered Animals Critically Endangered Animal Species 10

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