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
Date of last update
17.04.2019 – 13:28 CEST