Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 25, 2011

European Freshwater Species Threatened

The BBC reported that pollution, overfishing, habitat loss and invasive alien species have resulted in major declines in freshwater fish and molluscs. A recent study of over 6000 species for the European Red list reported the following percentages of threatened species:

  • 44% molluscs
  • 37% freshwater fish
  • 23% amphibians
  • 19% reptiles
  • 15% mammals
  • 15% dragonflies
  • 13% birds

Read story at BBC News: EU sounds alarm for threatened freshwater species.

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