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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Réunion Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Réunion in the Indian Ocean lists 17 extinct species, 15 critically endangered species, and 26 endangered species. These species are critically endangered on Réunion island: Barbel Palm Tree (may be extinct), Badula crassa flowering plant, Bryopteris gaudichaudii liverwort plant, Gastrimargus immaculatus grasshopper (endemic to Réunion), Ficus lateriflora fig tree, Lantzia carinata freshwater snail, Longcomb Sawfish, Olax psittacorum tree, Polyscias aemiliguineae tree, Poupartia borbonica tree, Pyrgacris descampsi grasshopper, Réunion Cuckoo Shrike bird, Réunion Petrel bird, Weinmannia tinctoria tree (only about 50 trees remaining), and Zanthoxylum heterophyllum tree. Endangered species include the Barau's Petrel bird, Black Teatfish, Champagne Palm Tree, Common Rorqual, Dark-Mantled Sooty Albatross bird, Malagasy Marsh Harrier eagle, Malagasy Pond Heron, Mascarene Parakeet, Pygmy Blue Whale, and Queensland Sawfish.

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