New species of the Red Data Book of Ukraine

August 13th, 2009 Posted in New publications
It is done. Recently it was approved a list of animals species which will be included in a new (third) edition of the Red Data Book of Ukraine. The list was long-expecting as according to the latest information this autumn the Red Data Book itself is planned to be printed.

Thus, the new list was approved by the order of Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukrain No 313 of 17.06.2009 “About approval of lists of animal species which are included in the Red Data Book of Ukriane (animal world) and animal species which are excluded from the Red Data Book of Ukraine (animal world)”, registered in Ministry of Justice of Ukraine with No 627/16643 of 13 July 2009.
In general, numbers of species in the Red Data Book increased from 67 (in the second edition) to 86 (in the third edition). At this no one species was excluyded comparing with the previous edition. As for birds of prey their number was added by 4 species. They are Black Kite, Montagu’s Harrier, Short-eared Owl and Scops Owl.
I have to disappoint future readers of the Red Data Book of Ukraine. Similar to previous editions there will be only one page dedicated for each species so it will be rather short information.
Below there is the list of animals which are to be included to the Red Data Book of Ukraine (Falconiformes and Owls):

Diurnal birds of prey (Falconiformes)

Latin name English name Category
Pandion haliaetus Osprey endangered
Milvus milvus Red Kite endangered
Milvus migrans Black Kite vulnerable
Circus cyaneus Hen Harrier rare
Circus macrourus Pallid Harrier endangered
Circus pygargus Montagu’s Harrier vulnerable
Accipiter brevipes Levant Sparrowhawk endangered
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard rare
Circaetus gallicus Short-toed Eagle rare
Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle rare
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle endangered
Aquila clanga Spotted Eagle rare
Aquila pomarina Lesser Spotted Eagle rare
Aquila heliaca Imperial Eagle rare
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle vulnerable
Haliaeetus allbicilla White-tailed Eagle rare
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture endangered
Aegypius monachus Black Vulture vulnerable
Gyps fulvus Griffon Vulture vulnerable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon vulnerable
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon rare
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel endangered

Owls (Strigiformes)

Latin name English name Category
Bubo bubo Eagle Owl rare
Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl rare
Otus scops Scops owl rare
Aegolius funereus Tengmalm’s Owl rare
Glaucidium passerinum Pygmy Owl vulnerable
Strix uralensis Ural Owl insuffiently known
Strix nebulosa Great Grey Owl rare
Tyto alba Barn Owl endangered

The complete list of animals which will be included to the Red Data Book of Ukraine can be seen at website of Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine.

Maxim Gavrilyuk

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