Story | 07 Oct, 2012

Spineless: Status and trends of the world’s invertebrates, with European invertebrates data

One-fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be threatened with extinction according to ‘Spineless’. Chapter no. 5 presents the results of the European Red List for the invertebrates recently assessed in the region (butterflies, dragonflies, freshwater molluscs and selections of saproxylic beetles and terrestrial molluscs) and underlines their important role in the provision of ecosystem services.   

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The report is published by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the IUCN Species Survival Commission.  

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