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Monday, September 9, 2013

List of Extinct and Endangered Species in Kyoto Updated


The list of species that have become extinct or threatened in Kyoto Prefecture was recently released in the Red Data Book.

It was updated for the first time in 11 years.

Plant and animal species are categorized as being:

Extinct in the Prefecture
On the Verge of Extinction
Increased Threat of Extinction
Possible Threat of Extinction
Vulnerable Species

In the recent survey, a total of 1,872 species were listed.

In 2002, one hundred species were listed as extinct. This time around there were ninety-three.

Species that are now thought to be extinct include the Bekko Tombo, an amber colored dragonfly.

Because of ravenous deer, the Eizan Sumire - a variety of violet - is on the verge of extinction.


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