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Monday, September 12, 2016

North Korea Endangered Species

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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for NORTH KOREA (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) in East Asia lists 5 critically endangered species and 19 endangered species. North Korea recently had 17 endangered species listed by IUCN, as evident on the GeoFact of the Day Blog's original North Korea Extinct and Endangered Species post.

North Korea's critically endangered species are the Baer's Pochard duck, Bekko Tombo (Libellula angelina) dragonfly, Chinese Pufferfish, Chinese Sturgeon (possibly extinct in North Korea, Japan, and South Korea), and Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Endangered species include the Black-Faced Spoonbill bird, Chinese Merganser duck, Chinese Pond Turtle, Crested Ibis, Jankowski's Bunting bird, Japanese White Stork (Oriental Stork), Manchurian Crane (Red-Crowned Crane), Nordmann's Greenshank (Spotted Greenshank) bird, North Pacific Right Whale, and Pollack Whale.

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