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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Vanuatu Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for VANUATU in Oceania and the South Pacific Ocean lists 1 extinct species (Tanna Ground Dove), 4 critically endangered species, and 19 endangered species. Vanuatu's four critically endangered species are the Beck's Petrel bird, Carpoxylon macrospermum palm tree, Hawksbill Turtle, and Partula milleri tropical land snail. Endangered species include the Banks Flying Fox, Black Teatfish sea cucumber, Fijian Banded Iguana, Fijian Kauri Pine, Fijian Mastiff Bat, Golden Sandfish sea cucumber, Green Turtle, Medway's Emo Skink, Polynesian Sheath-Tailed Bat, Prickly Redfish sea cucumber, Sandfish sea cucumber, Santa Cruz Ground Dove, Undulate Wrasse fish, and White-Throated Storm Petrel. Species named after Vanuatu include a bunch of birds: the Vanuatu Kingfisher, Vanuatu Scrubfowl, Vanuatu Starling, Vanuatu Thicketbird, and Vanuatu White-Eye.

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