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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Macedonia Extinct and Endangered Species

Shell of the Graecoanatolica macedonica snail, which is extinct in Macedonia

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MACEDONIA in Southeastern Europe lists two extinct species, 17 critically endangered species, and 30 endangered species. Previously residing in Dojran Lake on the Greece-Macedonia border, Graecoanatolica macedonica snails were declared extinct since 2000. Ohridohauffenia drimica snails were thought to be extinct since 1983 and once were endemic to Lake Ohrid and the Black Drim (Black Drin) river. Macedonia's critically endangered species include the European Eel, Macedonian Grayling butterfly, Slender-billed Curlew bird, and Zaumia kusceri snail. Zaumia kusceri snails live near the feeder springs of Lake Ohrid. Endangered species include the Big-bellied Glandular Bush Cricket, Egyptian Eagle, Pelasgus prespensis fish, Prespa Trout, and White-headed Duck.

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