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European ferns face extinction

1 November 2017

A fifth of European fern and lycopod species, a group of vascular plants that underpins healthy ecosystems, are threatened with extinction and declining, as a result of urbanisation and expanding infrastructure, according to a new report published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

More details at: https://www.iucn.org/news/europe/201710/ancient-ferns-highly-threatened-europe-%E2%80%93-iucn-red-list?dm_i=2GI3,15PVA,7674OT,3LDJK,1

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