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List of endangered species of the British Isles

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List of endangered species of the British Isles

This is a list of endangered and threatened animal and plant species in the British Isles. They are endangered or have reducing populations within the British Isles and may become extinct in the future. Some suffer because of loss of habitat, but many are in decline following the introduction of foreign species, which out-compete the native species or carry disease. For example the native Red Squirrel population suffered dramatically with the introduction of the American Grey Squirrel, which carries the squirrel pox virus, while brown trout cannot compete with the larger and more aggressive rainbow trout.

See also the list of extinct animals of the British Isles.

This list includes the 116 species identified as requiring action plans in the Biodiversity Steering Group's report of December 1995.

Mammals

Birds

Birds currently on the Red List include the following:

Reptiles

Amphibians

Fish

Insects

Ants

Bees

Beetles

Butterflies and moths

Crickets

Damselflies

Flies

Grasshoppers

Crustaceans

Molluscs

Gastropods

Freshwater snails:

Land snails:

Bivalves

Other invertebrates

Freshwater:

Marine:

Plants

Flowering plants

Ferns

Fungi

Lichens

Mosses

Liverworts

Stoneworts

References

External links

  • UK BAP Website: UK List of Priority Species and Habitats
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