Numerous scientific studies show that biodiversity in Europe has been declining rapidly for some time and that this pattern has been matched by the great periods of expansion and intensification of land use. This first assessment of the Red List status of Europe's and the European Union's mammals shows that 15% of our species are threatened with extinction, 27% were identified as declining and another 33% had an unknown population trend. It identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level in order that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status.
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Temple, H.J. and Terry, A. (Compilers). 2007. The Status and Distribution of European Mammals. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.