Threatened lacustrine unconsolidated shore habitats

Other Names:
Endangered unconsolidated habitats of littoral zone of lakes and reservoirs
Threatened lacustrine unconsolidated bottom shoreline habitats
Because of high rates of sedimentation, reservoirs, smaller inundation lakes, and farm ponds are very short-lived.

Acidification, toxic substances and pollution resulting in accelerated eutrophication, are threatening the littoral zones of lakes and reservoirs. Shore line habitats are also threatened from development; industrial, agricultural, tourism and housing.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
29.02.2000 – 00:00 CET