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Latest research on the European environment: alarming decline in plants, molluscs and freshwater fish!

Latest research on the European environment: alarming decline in plants, molluscs and freshwater fish!

European Environment: alarming decline in plants, molluscs and freshwater fish 22 November 2011 | International news release Europe's natural heritage is showing an alarming decline, according to new research published today. The European Red List, a part of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, assessed a considerable portion of Europe’s native fauna and flora, finding that a large proportion of molluscs, freshwater fish and vascular plants now fall into a threatened category. The assessment of some 6,000 species reveals that 44% of all freshwater molluscs, 37% of freshwater fish, 23% of amphibians, 20% of a selection of terrestrial molluscs, 19% of reptiles, 15% of mammals and of dragonflies, 13% of birds, 11% of a selection of saproxylic beetles, 9% of butterflies and 467 species of vascular plant species are now under threat. European Commissioner for the Environme...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/species/?8625/E...

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