|Date||26 Feb 2015|
Terrestrial molluscs are known to be one of the most threatened groups of organisms following vertebrates. More than third part (422) of all known species extinctions are of the terrestrial molluscs (Lydeard et al., 2004; Régnier et al., 2009). But in Ukraine no proper attention was given to conservation of these organisms.
An assessment of the conservation status for all species of the terrestrial molluscs in Ukraine (around 200) and its regions will be carried out on the basis of planned field research together with data collected during previous expeditions and previously studied materials in museum collections, separately by the criteria of IUCN and of Red Book of Ukraine. It will be summarized in a monograph “Conservation of terrestrial molluscs in Ukraine”. The color brochures and a website on the same theme will be produced for the purposes of popularization. For all species that will be considered as threatened, the accounts will be submitted for the next edition of Red Book of Ukraine (2019).
Field work will be focused on the clarification of conservation status of the several deficiently known species in Ukraine, first of all, the ones listed in Annex II of “Habitat Directive” and/or in IUCN Red List, but at the same time not protected in Ukraine. In this regard there will be 3 groups of expeditions:
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