Red List Of Threatened Species : Update
White-cheeked Dancing Frog, Andaman Smoothhound shark and Yellow Himalayan Fritillary are among 29 new species assessed in India that are under threat, as per the IUCN Red List unveiled during the COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal (Canada)
- The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data Book, founded in 1964, is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.
White-Cheeked Dancing Frog
- Status: Endangered
- It is Found only in the Western Ghats of Karnataka (endemic)
Andaman Smoothhound Shark
- Status: Vulnerable
- Only found in the Andaman Sea (Endemic to India)
- Threat: Fishing pressure
Yellow Himalayan Fritillary plant
- Status – Vulnerable
- It is a large group of mostly-spring flowering plants in the lily family and occurs mostly in the Himalayas. It occurs in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.
- Threats – It is harvested and traded in disguise with a new trade name ‘Jangli lehsun’