Over half of Europe’s endemic trees risk extinction


Out of the 454 tree species native to Europe, 42% could disappear from the continent, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. – EPA pic, September 27, 2019.

MORE than half of Europe’s endemic tree species, including the horse-chestnut, risk extinction, conservationists warned today, blaming invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development for their decline.

In an update to the tree section of its “Red List” of threatened species, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said that out of the 454 tree species native to Europe, 42% could disappear from the continent.


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