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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Dec. 1, 2015

newredlistbirds

More than 100 Svalbard species on updated ‘red list’
A total of 103 out the 487 species assessed in Svalbard have been placed on the “red list” in Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre’s first update of the database since 2010. Of those, 55 are categorized as endangered, which by definition has an “extremely high risk of extinction if the current conditions persist.”

Svalbard’s glaucous gull population drops sharply; scientists seek higher Red List status for species

fewergulls

It might seeem hard to believe with thousands of them breeding in colonies throughout Svalbard, but one of the area’s most important seabird species needs to be officially listed as threatened due to decades of population decline that is accelerating at an alarming rate, according to researchers.