Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Critically Endangered (CR) , assessed in 24/10/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Baloghia pininsularis is a shrub endemic to New Caledonia, only known from one locality: Pic N'Ga on Ile des Pins. It occurs in shrubland and forest on ultramafic substrate up to 200 m asl. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are both equal to 4 km². The main identified threat is habitat degradation by uncontrolled bushfires. This species has not been observed since 1982. B. pininsularis is therefore listed as Critically Endangered (CR) under criteria B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) and potentially extinct.

Geographical area


B. pininsularis is endemic to New Caledonia, where it is found only on Ile des Pins, at Pic N'Ga.

Population


A single population is known at Pic N'ga. The species has not been seen since 1982.

Habitat


B. pininsularis occurs in forest and shrubland on ultramafic substrate up to 200 m asl.

Threats


The main identified threat is habitat degradation by uncontrolled bushfires.

Conservation


B. pininsularis is protected by legislation in Province Sud, but doesn't occur in any protected areas. Since this species has not been seen since 1982, it should be sought out on Ile des Pins. If found, it is recommended to take in situ and ex situ conservation measures. It is recommended to inform local Management Committee on the presence of the species in the concerned areas. Moreover a protected area should be etablished in Pic N'Ga.

Bibliography


Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. Le référentiel taxonomique Florical et les caractéristiques de la flore vasculaire indigène de la Nouvelle-Calédonie [The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia]. Adansonia sér 3(34) , p.177-219.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrabé, L., Barrière, R., Bruy, D., Cazé, H., Lannuzel, G.

Reviewer(s): Meyer, S.

Contributor(s): Gâteblé, G.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution