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2,973 species in Denmark are at risk of extinction

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26.4% of the species examined (13,900 in total) are extinct, endangered, or nearly endangered. There are five levels of assessment – extinct (dissapeared from nature; 3.6%); critically endangered (extremely high risk of extinction; 3.4%); endangered (very high risk of extinction; 6.1%); vulnerable (high risk of extinction; 7.6%); and near endangered (risk of extinction; 5.7%). 

  • Seven animal and plant species have been added to the list this year. The wasp Bembix Rostrata (endangered level); The moss scorpion Larca Lata (endangered); Lophozia rutheana (extinct); Freshwater pearl mussels  (critically endangered); Smooth Needle Snail Platyla polita  (endangered); the beetle Omalium laticolle (vulnerable); crayfish (near endangered). 
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matachehttp://www.narcis.dk
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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