RARE AND THREATENED PLANTS OF NIMAR REGION, MADHYA PRADESH
Ray Sudip and Sainkhediya Jeetendra
|Corresponding Authors: Ray Sudip, E-mail: [email protected] Mob:09826040431
Sainkhediya Jeetendra E-Mail: [email protected]
Nimar region is located in south western part of Madhya Pradesh covering four districts namely West Nimar (Khargone), East Nimar (Khandwa), Burhanpur and Barwani. Plant survey was in the Nimar region from 2008- 2013 in order to assess the current status of threatened plants in Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh. Present study reports 94 RET plants distributing in 45 Families of which 25 are Vulnerable, 40 are endangered, 18 are critically endangered, and 11 are near threatened. Main reasons responsible for shrinking of the population are over grazing, plugging old grassland, clearing of forest for agriculture, megaprojects and eruption of plants for fire wood, felling of trees for leaf collection, Pollution, and failure of Pollination. This situation may further deteriorate if appropriate conservation techniques would not be applied.