Loss of freshwater biodiversity

Other Names:
Reduction of diversity of aquatic species

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.


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
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST