Ten species doomed to death in Denmark

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Ten species doomed to death in Denmark
The raccoon native to North America is among the invasive species on Denmark's 'death list'. Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service

With the EU’s final approval of an invasive alien species regulation, 37 species have been slated for elimination across the continent. Here are the ten currently found in Denmark.


Ten animal and plant species are to be combated and ultimately wiped out in Denmark as part of the EU’s invasive alien species plan that received approval on Friday. 
In total, 37 species that do not belong in Europe and that can damage native plants and animals have been marked for elimination. 
“We spend an enormous amount of money fighting invasive species in individual countries. They destroy our nature and they threaten large economic interests. Therefore, we will join the EU in a combined effort and combined rules so that there are better chances of finishing them off,” Environment and Agriculture Minister Eva Kjer Hansen told TV2. 
Coypu (also known as a river rat)
Photo: Norbert Nagel/WikiCommons
Chinese mitten crab

Photo: Peter Jesse/WikiCommons
Persian hogweed (also known as golpar)
Photo: KEBman/WikiCommons
Photo: United States Fish and Wildlife Service/WikiCommons
Yellow skunk cabbage
Jonathan Billinger/WikiCommons
Photo: Jonathan Billinger/WikiCommons
Ruddy duck

Photo: Dawn Beattie/ Flickr
Signal crayfish
Photo: White Knight/WikiCommons
Pond slider
Photo: Jarek Tuszynski / CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GDFL)
Reeves's muntjac
Photo: Evelyn Simak/WikiCommons
Stone moroko
Photo: Seotaro/WikiCommons



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