23 May 2007

This makes me sad

European Mammals under Threat

One in six European mammals is threatened and more than one-quarter of the continent's species are declining in population. A new EU study shows that deforestation, pollution and drainage of wetlands are robbing European mammals of their homes.

European mammals are under siege. Stocks of more than a quarter of all European mammals are diminishing, and almost one in six is threatened with extinction, a report released on Tuesday concluded.

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