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Afghanistan Releases List of Protected Species

In April, Afghanistan established its first national park, and now it has released its first list of protected species.

In an effort to safeguard the country's natural heritage, Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency has published a list of 20 mammals, seven birds, four plants, and a single amphibian and insect that will now receive legal protection that they were denied during three decades of conflict.

The list of threatened and endangered species includes snow leopards, wolves, and brown bears, but also lesser-known species such as the Paghman salamander, Goitered gazelle, and Himalayan elm tree.

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