Grasshoppers of Europe

Splendid Bush-Cricket Andreiniimon nuptialis

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More than 25% of European Orthoptera endangered

Baudewijn Odé - 10 February 2017

This week the first IUCN red list of European Orthoptera has been published. More than 25% of the 1082 species is threatened with extinction. The list is prepared by more than 150 specialists, organized by the team of Axel Hochkirch of the University of Trier. The most important threats are the intensification of agricultural practices, destruction of habitats, wildfires and climate change.


The press release by the IUCN can be found here. Download report here.