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 08.07.2002 – 00:00 CEST