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Friday, July 31, 2015

France Extinct and Endangered Species

As of July 31st, 2015, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for FRANCE in western Europe lists eight extinct and one extinct-in-the-wild species since the beginning of IUCN recordkeeping, 29 critically endangered species, and 59 endangered species. France's eight extinct species are the Bythinella gibbosa freshwater snail; Coregonus bezola, Coregonus fera, Coregonus hiemalis, and Coregonus oxyrinchus fish; Cry Pansy, or Pensée de Cry in French; Perrin's Cave Beetle; and the Sardinia Pika. The Brome of the Ardennes (Brome des Ardennes) grass is extinct in the wild. Critically endangered species include the Atlantic Sturgeon, Balearic Shearwater bird, Common Skate, Corsican Snail, Lunetière de Rotgès flower on Corsica island, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Rouen Pansy (Violette de Rouen), and Spengler's Freshwater Mussel.

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