IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Endangered Red List Criteria
Fleischer-Dogley, F., Huber, M.J. & Ismail, S. Reviewer/s
Baker, W.J. & Lutz, M.L. Contributor/s Justification
Lodoicea maldivica History
is endemic to Praslin and Curieuse islands, Seychelles, where the extent of occurrence (EOO) and the area of occupancy (AOO) are estimated to be less than 100 kmÂ², and it is restricted to fewer than six locations. There has been a decline in the area of occupancy, which is not reversible and it has been estimated that the population has declined by more than 30% over three generations. The main threats are fires, harvesting and poaching. Furthermore, a future continuing decline in the population by more than 30% can be suspected within a maximum of 100 years if the actual level of exploitation is continued and invasive pathogens are introduced. Current levels of utilization are thought to be unsustainable and illegal harvesting of kernels is a significant additional threat. It is therefore listed as Endangered.
(Oldfield et al. 1998)