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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

United Kingdom Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for the UNITED KINGDOM in Western Europe lists 2 extinct species, 1 extinct-in-the-wild species, 18 critically endangered species, and 24 endangered species. The following eighteen species are critically endangered: Balearic Shearwater birds, Baltic Sturgeons, Blue Skate fish, Blunt-Nose Rattail fish, European Eels, Gwyniad fish (located in northern Wales lake), Horrid Ground-Weaver spiders, Ley's Whitebeam plants, Salvelinus grayi fish, Salvelinus lonsdalii fish, Slender-Billed Curlew bird, Sociable Plover bird, Sorbus leptophylla small tree, Sorbus wilmottiana small tree, Spengler's Freshwater Mussel, Starry Breck Lichen, Thamnobryum angustifolium moss, and Weissia multicapsularis moss (nicknamed Many-Fruited Beardless Moss). Endangered species in the United Kingdom include the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Black Right Whale, Black-Capped Petrel, Bristol Whitebeam plant, Common Rorqual baleen whale, Dusky Grouper fish, Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Halibut fish, Irish Pollan fish, Pollack Whale, Schelly fish, Undulate Ray, Vendace fish, and White-Footed Crayfish.

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