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Europe faces extinction of many species, EU says

Europe faces extinction of many species, EU says

Conservationists say that unless urgent action is taken the Iberian lynx may no longer prowl the grasslands of southern Spain, the Mediterranean monk seal may disappear from the waters off Greece and Turkey and the Bavarian pine vole may be gone from the high meadows of the Alps.
The office of the European Union's environment commissioner says that in Europe "biodiversity is in crisis, with species extinctions running at unparalleled rates."
The EU is setting targets to halt the loss of species, but critics say the proposed solutions don't go far enough and lack funding.
"There is some money behind it, but not enough," said Ana Nieto, with the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


Updated : 2021-03-03 20:27 GMT+08:00