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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-01-28

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  • [01] Greece's 'Red Book of Endangered Species'
  • [02] ASE opening: Rise

  • [01] Greece's 'Red Book of Endangered Species'

    Greece's new 'Red Book of Endangered Species' - updated for the first time in 17 years - was presented by environmental organisations and academics that worked on the revised version on Wednesday. The book is a data bank of the species most at risk of extinction in the country, along the lines of the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

    The groups involved stressed that the Red Book was an invaluable tool for preserving and managing the country's biodiversity, as well as a mirror for the state of Greece's fauna, which comprised some 50,000 species.

    "Research is not a luxury, it is a necessity," stressed the head of the Hellenic Zoological Society Sinos Giokas, whose society was in charge of carrying out the project.

    The work of revising and updating the Red Book was carried out in collaboration with the Greek Ornithological Society, WWF Hellas, the Hellenic Herpetological Society and the Institute of Speliology Research of Greece.

    [02] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.79 percent, standing at 1,988.94 points at 11:15 a.m., and turnover at 30,382 million euros.

    The biggest gains were in Banks, up 1.50 percent and Food and Beverages, up 1.87 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Oil and Gas, down 1.45 percent and Public Utilities down 1.43 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.73 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.15 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.87 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 57 were up, 21 were down, and 27 were unchanged.

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