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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ireland Extinct and Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for IRELAND in northwestern Europe lists 1 extinct species since the beginning of IUCN recordkeeping, 7 critically endangered species, and 10 endangered species.

The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) is Ireland's sole extinct species. Critically endangered species include the Balearic Shearwater bird, Common Skate, European Eel, Killarney Shad fish, Roundnose Grenadier fish, Salvelinus grayi fish, and Salvelinus obtusus fish. Endangered species include the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Blue and Fin Whale, Freshwater Pearl Mussel, North Atlantic Right Whale, Pollan fish, and Sandy Skate.

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