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Nearly one in 10 wild bee species face extinction in Europe while the status of more than half remains unknown [IUCN]

by Frédéric Magné - published on , updated on

The first-ever assessment of all European wild bee species shows that 9.2% are threatened with extinction, while 5.2% are considered likely to be threatened in the near future. A total of 56.7% of the species are classified as Data Deficient, as lack of experts, data and funding has made it impossible to evaluate their extinction risk.

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