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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Saint Barthélemy Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Saint Barthélemy (nickname: Saint Barts) in the Caribbean Sea lists 2 critically endangered species and 10 endangered species. Two types of coral — Elkhorn and Staghorn — are critically endangered in Saint Barts, which is an overseas collectivity belonging to France and a grouping of over fifteen islands. The following species are endangered in Saint Barthélemy: the American Eel, Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Boulder Star Coral, Guaiac Tree, Hammerhead Shark, Leeward Island Racer snake, Millepora striata coral, Montastraea faveolata coral, West Indian Iguana, and West Indian Mahogany tree.

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