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Basque Wide-winged Bush-Cricket
Zeuneriana abbreviata

Miguel Ángel Domingo

More than 25% of European Orthoptera endangered

Roy Kleukers - 10 February 2017
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This week the first IUCN red list of European Orthoptera has been published. More than 25% of the 1082 species is threatened with extinction. The list is prepared by more than 150 specialists, organized by the team of Axel Hochkirch of the University of Trier. The most important threats are the intensification of agricultural practices, destruction of habitats, wildfires and climate change.


The press release by the IUCN can be found here. Download report here.