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Friday, July 29, 2016

Moldova Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MOLDOVA in Southeastern Europe lists one extinct species*, six critically endangered species, and only three endangered species. Moldova's six critically endangered species are the European Eel, European Mink, Great Sturgeon, Russian Sturgeon, Saiga antelope, and Star Sturgeon. Moldova's three endangered species are all large raptor birds — the Egyptian Eagle, Saker Falcon, and Steppe Eagle. All of these species inhabit a much larger geographic area than just Moldova. There are likely some localized species that are endangered in Moldova and that do not appear on the IUCN Red List.

Extinct since the late 19th century, the Ukrainian Migratory Lamprey (Eudontomyzon sp. nov. ‘migratory’) is Moldova's sole extinct species featured on the IUCN Red List.

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