Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) Published an Updated List of Diversity of Amphibian Species in India with their Conservation Status ~ helpBIOTECH

05 February 2019

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) Published an Updated List of Diversity of Amphibian Species in India with their Conservation Status



On January 18, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) published an updated list with details of the diversity of amphibian species in India.


The list draws its nomenclature from the Amphibian Species of the World database. In 2009, it contained 284 species. Today, the number stands at 432 thanks to the concerted efforts of amphibian researchers across multiple biodiversity hotspots in the country to protect these animals.

According to the new list, about 8% of amphibian species in India are endangered; 5% are vulnerable; 4% are critically endangered; and 2%, near threatened.


But surprisingly, data about 19% of species has been tagged ‘deficient’ and the conservation status of 39% hasn’t even been assessed. That’s 58% of them in a ‘grey zone’ of sorts.


Read The Article: 


0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner