Problem

Loss of freshwater biodiversity

Other Names:
Reduction of diversity of aquatic species
Nature:
Catchment changes, together with alien plant and animal invasions and domestic, agricultural and industrial pollution are among some of the primary mechanisms for biodiversity loss in aquatic areas.
Incidence:
Between 1970 and 2002 the biodiversity of global freshwater ecosystems declined in the region of 55 per cent.
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Subject(s):
Date of last update
08.07.2002 – 00:00 CEST