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Impacts of pollution on species at EU level

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  • Non-threatened marine mammals (80 % of species) and threatened dragonflies (more than 70 % of species) and are the groups most impacted by pollution.
  • Proportionately, threatened species (more than 30 %) are impacted more than non-threatened species (less than 5 %) in butterflies; significantly more than in any other group.
  • For amphibians (over 70 %) and marine mammals (80 %) non-threatened species are impacted by pollution proportionately more than threatened species.

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