Celebrating #WorldTigerDay by showcasing a few other animals in the jungle that share space with the Mighty Royal Bengal Tiger! Along with the Royal Bengal Tiger, there are many species of animals, birds, reptiles and amphibians facing threats of extinction. #SaveTiger campaigns directly or indirectly benefit all the other species in the bio diversity with the Govt of India announcing Wildlife Sanctuaries as Tiger Reserves. Tiger Reserves have more protection and scrutiny as compared to any other sanctuary. This post is an initiative by Überspan Films and Pollachi Papyrus to showcase a few of the lesser known endangered species that need the same attention as the Tiger or any other endangered species that has a purpose in the bio diversity and cannot be replaced.
Listed as Endangered as the total number of mature individuals is less than 2,500 with no subpopulation having more than 250 mature individuals. There are estimates of a continued decline of over 20% of the populations in the next approximately 25 years, along with hunting and continued loss of habitat. Text from IUCN
Listed as Endangered because its population size is estimated to number fewer than 2,500 mature individuals, there is an observed continuing decline in the number of mature individuals, and no subpopulation contains more than 250 mature individuals. Text from IUCN
Raorchestes jayarami also known as the Jayaram’s Bush Frog is found in Valparai. It is a recently discovered species of frog and not much information is available at this point.
It is estimated that fewer than 2,500 mature individuals remain in the wild and the declining population trend is expected to continue. Main threats to the species include ongoing habitat loss, depletion of prey base, interspecific competition, persecution and possibly disease transfer from domestic and feral dogs. Text from IUCN.
This species has a naturally very small and severely fragmented range, which is further declining rapidly as a result of conversion of forest habitats to plantations, agriculture and settlements. It therefore qualifies as Endangered.
Listed as Vulnerable as the number of mature individuals is less than 10,000 (Molur et al. 2003) across many, severely fragmented locations, with continuing decline in habitat quality, area and with no subpopulation containing more than 1,000 mature individuals. Text from IUCN.
An initiative by Überspan Films and Pollachi Papyrus