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Wed, 27 Nov, 2013 04:16:01 AM
FTimes-STT Report, November 27
The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) in the Helsinki Zoo. Photo – Lehtikuva.
The number of birds, considered endangered, have reached an all-time high, according to environmental organisation Birdlife International.
A total of 1,312 species of birds out of the world's 10,065, have been considered threatened while 888 are classified as endangered species.
According to the report, a total of 198 species are running immediate danger of extinction, said the organisation.
The threatened species that Finland is a habitat for, include: lesser white-fronted goose, velvet duck, long-tailed duck, Steller’s Eider, greater spotted eagle and yellow-breasted bunting.
Species in Finland lurking on the verge of extinction are the great snipe, black-tailed godwit and Eurasian curlew.
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