First Published : 30 Dec 2009 04:08:00 AM IST
BANGALORE: The Karnataka Biodiversity Board (KBB) has prepared a list of the threatened species in Karnataka, wherein along with tiger, sparrow, frog and lion-tailed macaque, 89 plant species of Western Ghats have been included.
The list, prepared with help from Zoological Survey of India and Botanical Survey of India, has listed 19 animal species of Karnataka and 89 plant species of Western Ghats as threatened.
Along with tiger, bonnet macaque, purple frog and Malabar spotted civet have been listed as threatened species.
The list also includes marine mammals like dugong and blue whale along with leather- back turtle and hawks bill turtle.
Indian vulture, free-tailed bat and Salim Ali’s fruit bat - which goes with the scientific name ‘latidens Salimali’ - have also been made part of the threatened species list.
About the list, member secretary of the Karnataka Biodiversity Board, R C Prajapati said, “We had received a letter from the National Biodiversity Board urging the state board to declare certain species as threatened in Karnataka”.
He said subsequent to that, a list was prepared. Prajapati said that the list had been sent to the state government. "It will be forwarded to the union ministry and once the ministry takes a look, it would issue a notification in this regard," Prajapati added.