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Threatened species in wetlands

Target

1.2 No species or habitat types will become extinct or be lost, and the status of threatened and near-threatened species and habitat types will be improved.

Indicator

Number of threatened species in the following major ecosystems: marine and coastal waters, rivers and lakes, wetlands, forest, mountains and cultural landscapes

Are we moving in the right direction? Published by the Norwegian Environment Agency

The 2015 Norwegian Red List for Species lists 183 species that are mainly associated with wetlands and that are placed in one of the categories critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable and near-threatened. In addition, 121 species in these categories are associated with habitats that are regularly flooded.

National action plans have been drawn up for some species that are associated with wetlands, and one species, the musk orchid, has been designated as a priority species under the Nature Diversity Act.