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E.U. orders Finland to protect critically endangered seals

Finland's Lake Saimaa is home to one of the world's rarest seals, the Saimaa ringed seal ( Pusa hispida saimensis ). Just 260 or so of these critically endangered animals remain in the freshwater lake, and now the European Union has told Finland that the country is not doing enough to protect the species."We cannot allow rare species to disappear," a spokesperson for the E.U.'s environment commissioner told reporters on Wednesday...

May 10, 2010 — John Platt

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