African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 790

Full Length Research Paper

Conservation status of trees in Tehsil Takht-e-Nasratti, Karak Pakistan

  Musharaf Khan1*, Farrukh Hussain1 and Shahana Musharaf 2
  1Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Pakistan. 2Department of Chemistry, Government Girls Degree College S. Malton, Mardan, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 December 2011
  •  Published: 30 June 2013


The present study documents the conservation status of 21 trees belonging to 14 families on small scale in Tehsil Takht-e-Nasrati, Karak through field surveys, frequently conducted in spring, summer and winter 2009-2010. Among these nine species were found to be rare, vulnerable (six species), infrequent (3 species), endangered (one specie) and dominant (two species). The conservation status of plants is determined according to IUCN 2001, Red Data List Categories and Criteria. After two years extensive field studies on the basis of questioner and personal observation including availability of plant, collection of plant, growth of plant, plant parts, population size, geographic range and habitat we concluded that Salvadora oleoides is endangered (EN) species.


Key words: Conservation, Tree species, Takht-e-Nasrati, Pakistan.