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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.

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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)
Coypu
Photo: Norbert Nagel/WikiCommons
 
 
Chinese mitten crab

Photo: Peter Jesse/WikiCommons
 
 
Persian hogweed (also known as golpar)
KEBman/WikiCommons
Photo: KEBman/WikiCommons
 
 
Raccoon
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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