Threatened estuarine habitats

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Other Names:
Endangered habitats of river mouths
Threatened delta ecosystems

Estuarine areas, as the interface between rivers and the sea, are profoundly affected by upstream activities, and particularly by factors such as the over-abstraction of water.

Generally, estuarine habitat is being lost at rates that concern coastal scientists and mangers. Much of the decline of salt marsh and seagrass systems has been through some type of alteration to the flow of water to these habitats, such as dams, levees, dikes, dredge and fill operation, drainage, roadways, etc. It is important for resource managers to understand the importance of these habitats to the long-term support of fish populations.

Related Problems:
Threatened lotic habitats
Scarcity of game fish
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST