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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Poland Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for POLAND in Eastern Europe lists 1 extinct species (Aurochs cattle), 1 extinct-in-the-wild species (Betula szaferi tree), 6 critically endangered species, and 17 endangered species. Poland's critically endangered species are the Balearic Shearwater, European Eel, European Mink, Saiga, Slender-Billed Curlew, and Sociable Plover. Endangered species include the Anthoceros neesii hornwort plant, Bythinella zyvionteki freshwater snail, Common Aldrovanda waterwheel plant, Egyptian Eagle, Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Huchen fish, Polish Scurvy Grass, Saker Falcon, Steppe Eagle, Thick-Shelled River Mussel, White-headed Duck, and Yellow-Breasted Bunting. Bythinella zyvionteki snails live in two known locations less than 10 kilometers (~6.2 miles) apart in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland of south-central Poland.

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