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Author(s): Papp, B., Szurdoki, E., Lockhart, N. & Hodgetts, N.
Title: Készülőben az új Európai Moha Vörös Könyv
Title: The new Red Data Book of European Bryophytes in preparation
Year: 2014
Volume: 106
Pages: 157-168.

Abstract: The new Red Data Book of European Bryophytes is the most important recent project of the European Committee for Conservation of Bryophytes, and the basis of bryophyte conservation in most European countries. The first edition, published in 1995, is now in urgent need of updating. Since its publication, our knowledge of the bryophytes of Europe has been considerably improved, especially concerning taxonomy and distribution. The work has started: a comprehensive table, listing the occurrence and Red List status of each species, in each European country, has been prepared. A short list of candidate species for IUCN threat assessment was established by eliminating species known with certainty to be of least concern. Of 2140 bryophyte species known to occur in Europe, 241 liverworts and 721 mosses were selected for further consideration. Among them, 28 liverworts and 98 mosses occur in Hungary. Examples of some species occurring in Hungary are presented below to show which criteria are used to select species for the European candidate list. With 12 figures.
Keywords: Hungary, European Bryophyte Red List, European Committee for Conservation of Bryophytes

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Korsós, Z., Merkl, O. & Fuisz, T. I.