FO13 Red-listed forest species

Red-listed species are species, which are faced with the risk of extinction as a result of the smallness of their population or range or the continuing decrease of either of these. Extinctions may happen either globally (permanent extinction) or locally from a certain geographical area (local extinction). The latest red-list assessments have not included causes of extinction as a criteria - they may be natural or anthropomorphic. There are three classes of red-listed species:

1. Critically Endangered (CR)
2. Endagered (EN)
3. Vulnerable (VU)

Red-list assessments have been carried out three times in Finland, in 1985, 1990 and 2000. The next assessment will be published in 2010.


A) Number of red-listed species in different habitats in 2000

 
Species
Share
Forests
564
38%
Mires
67
5%
Baltic Sea
10
1%
Inland waters
93
6%
Farmlands
291
19%
Alpine habitats
63
4%
Urban areas
130
9%
Shores
162
11%
Rocky habitats
125
8%
Total
1505
100%

 B) Primary habitats of red-listed forest species in 2000

 
Species
Share
Herb-rich forests
317
56%
Heath forests
183
32%
Esker forests
21
4%
Burnt areas
29
5%
Non-specified
14
2%
Total
564
100%

 C) Development of red-listed forest species

Red-listed species
Share of all well-known forest species
2000
514
8.8%
Forecast for 2010
581
9.8%
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References:

Hildén, M., Auvinen, A.-P. ja Primmer, E. (toim.) 2005. Suomen biodiversiteettiohjelman arviointi. Suomen ympäristö 770. Suomen ympäristökeskus. Helsinki. 251 s

Rassi, P., Alanen, A., Kanerva, T. ja Mannerkoski, I. (toim.) 2001. Suomen lajien uhanalaisuus 2000. Ympäristöministeriö ja Suomen ympäristökeskus Helsinki. 432 s.