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Complete Title: 
European Red List of reptiles
IUCN Publication

The European Red List is a review of the conservation status of c.6,000 European species (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes, butterflies, dragonflies, and selected groups of beetles, molluscs, and vascular plants) according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level – in order that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status. This publication summarises results for Europe’s 151 native species of terrestrial and freshwater reptiles. Approximately one fifth of these species are threatened with extinction at the European level as a result of threats including habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation, pollution, overharvesting, and deliberate persecution.

Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009
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vii, 32p. : ill., maps
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Includes bibliographic references

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Record created: 2013/09/12
Record updated: 2021/06/24