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List of endangered animals in India

According to the Red Data List of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are 47 critically endangered species in India (as of 5 September 2011).[1]

The Red List of 2012 was released at the Rio+20 Earth Summit . It contains 132 species of plants and animals in India listed as critically endangered.[2][3][4]

Contents

Critically endangered in IndiaEdit

Arthropoda

Birds

Fish

Insects

Reptiles and amphibians

Mammals

== Endangered animals ==

Fish

Birds

  • Narcondam hornbill (Rhyticero)
  • Aquila nipalensis (Steppe Eagle)
  • Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot) 
  • Heliopais personatus (Masked Finfoot)
  • Leptoptilos dubius (Greater Adjutant) 
  • Myiomela albiventris (White-bellied Blue Robin) 
  • Myiomela major (Nilgiri Blue Robin) 
  • Oxyura leucocephala (White-headed Duck) 
  • Pavo muticus (Green Peafowl) 
  • Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank) 
  • Trochalopteron jerdoni (Banasura Laughingthrush) 

Reptiles

  • Assam roofed turtle (Pangshura sylhetensis)
  • Ahaetulla perroteti (Perrotet's Vine Snake) 
  • Batagur dhongoka (Three-striped Roofed Turtle) 
  • Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle) 
  • Chitra indica (Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle) 
  • Cnemaspis goaensis (Goan Day Gecko) 
  • Cnemaspis wynadensis (Wynad Day Gecko) 
  • Cuora mouhotii (Keeled Box Turtle) 
  • Dasia subcaerulea (Boulenger's Dasia) 
  • Eurylepis poonaensis (Poona Skink) 
  • Eutropis clivicola (Inger's Mabuya) 
  • Indotestudo elongata (Yellow-headed Tortoise) 
  • Manouria emys (Burmese Mountain Tortoise) 
  • Otocryptis beddomii (Indian Kangaroo Lizard)
  • Pangshura sylhetensis (Assam Roofed Turtle)
  • Pelochelys cantorii (Asian Giant Softshell Turtle) 
  • Platyplectrurus madurensis (Travancore Hills Thorntail Snake) 
  • Rhinophis travancoricus (Travancore Earth Snake) 
  • Vijayachelys silvatica (Cochin Forest Cane Turtle) 

Mammals

VulnerableEdit

Listed by the IUCN As of 2012:[6]

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles and amphibians

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Extinction Animals (Press Release)". Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  2. ^ Red list has 132 species of plants, animals from India
  3. ^ http://www.iucnredlist.org/current-news
  4. ^ Extinction threat 'a call to world leaders' at Rio Earth Summit
  5. ^ "Iconic Indian fish on verge of extinction: Study". zee news. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  6. ^ "Endangered Mammal List". Wildlife Institute of India (WII). Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-08-06. 
  7. ^ http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/4257/0