...no, they don't all live on Skomer
...no, they are not all birds
...yes, they are all on the European Red List of Endagered Species
The European Red List (ERL) is a review of the status of European species according to IUCN Regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the European level (pan-Europe and the European Union), so that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status.
In June 2015 the European Red List of Birds was published and to our dismay nine bird species which breed on Skomer feature in this report:
Puffin are considered "endangered of extinction"
Curlew are in the category "vulnerable"
Meadow Pipit and
Razorbill are considered "near threatened"
Shag is in the category of "least concern"
So next time you are on Skomer, have a close look at these birds and cherish every single one, who knows how long they will be around to enrich our lives.
And remember to take part in the public consultation before the 26th of July to save Europe's Nature laws.