Problem

Loss of biodiversity through pollution

Nature:

Environmental pollution is an increasingly major threat to biodiversity in many countries. Pesticide residues have reduced the population of several bird species and other organisms. Air and water pollution stress ecosystems and reduce populations of sensitive species, especially in coastal zones and wetlands.

Background:

Environmental pollution is an increasingly major threat to biodiversity in many countries. Pesticide residues have reduced the populations of several bird species and other organisms. Both air and water pollution stress ecosystems and reduce populations of sensitive species, especially in the coastal zones where there is a high population density and industrial activity. As regions continue to industrialize, the adverse impact of pollution on biodiversity will become even more severe unless cleaner production technologies are adopted.

Subject(s):
Societal Problems Pollution
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
06.08.2019 – 19:40 CEST