Problem

Threatened lacustrine unconsolidated shore habitats

Other Names:
Endangered unconsolidated habitats of littoral zone of lakes and reservoirs
Threatened lacustrine unconsolidated bottom shoreline habitats
Nature:
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.

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