Sanjay Molur

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Country/Region: India and South Asia

Organisation: Zoo Outreach Organisation/ Wildlife Information & Liason Development Society

Position: Deputy Director/ Founding Secretary

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil

Sanjay has been involved in assessing the global and regional status of more than 4000 species in several orders of fauna, flora and fungi in several countries in South Asia since 1995 through Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) workshops and more recently through the Global Species Assessment workshops of SSC/IUCN and CI/CABS. He has been involved in training and conducting assessment workshops in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal in South Asia, and in Sumatra and Philippines in Southeast Asia. As part of species conservation efforts, he is involved in editing an international monthly online peer reviewed conservation and taxonomy journal, Journal of Threatened Taxa. His special interests are amphibians, spiders (mygalomorphs), rodent and bats, palms and macrofungi.

Relevant publications:

Molur, S. (2008). South Asian amphibians: taxonomy, diversity and conservation status. International Zoo Yearbook 42(1): 143-157.

Miller, R.M., Rodríguez, J.P., Aniskowicz-Fowler, T., Bambaradeniya, C., Boles, R., Eaton, M.A., Gärdenfors, U., Keller, V., Molur, S., Walker, S., Pollock, C. (2007) National Threatened Species Listing Based on IUCN Criteria and Regional Guidelines: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Conservation Biology. 21 (3): 684-696.

Siliwal, M. and S. Molur (2007). Checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of South Asia including the 2006 update of Indian spider checklist. Zoos Print Journal 22(2): 2551-2597 (plus web supplement).

Miller, R.M., Rodríguez, J.P., Aniskowicz-Fowler, T., Bambaradeniya, C., Boles, R., Eaton, M.A., Gärdenfors, U., Keller, V., Molur, S., Walker, S., Pollock, C. (2006) Extinction Risk and Conservation Priorities. Science. 313: 441.

Molur, S., B.A. Daniel and M. Siliwal (2004). Distribution of the Regal Parachute Spider Poecilotheria regalis Pocock, 1899. Zoos Print Journal 19(10): 1665-1667 (plus web supplement).

Molur, S. and M. Siliwal (2004). Common names of South Asian theraphosid spiders (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Zoos Print Journal 19(10): 1657-1662.

Nameer, P.O., S. Molur and S. Walker (2001). Mammals of Western Ghats: A simplistic overview. Zoos Print Journal 16(11): 629-639.

Related links:

Zoo Outreach Organisation

Zoos’ Print

Threatened Taxa Monitoring System

South Asian Bat Monitoring Programme

South Asian Primate Network

Contact information:

9A Lal Bahadur Colony, Peelamedu, Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu 641004, India
Phone: +91 422 2568906, 2561743, 2561087

Fax: +91 422 2563269

herpinvert@gmail.com