This graph shows numbers of globally threatened species (Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically endangered) of terrestrial vertebrates (Mammals, Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles) in the three country groups of interest in the Belgrade report context (1.South and Eastern Europe, 2
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Eastern Europe, Caucasia and Central Asia and 3. North Western Europe). The result is to be interpreted as depending both upon species richness and conservation status but also upon state of knowledge of terrestrial vertebrates within country groups.
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