Threatened aquatic habitats

Experimental visualization of narrower problems

Most threatened species are land-based (with more than half occurring in forests), but evidence is growing of the vulnerable nature of freshwater habitats and marine habitats such as coral reefs. In the USA, for example, freshwater species are at greater risk than terrestrial species, with nearly 70 per cent of the mussels, 50 per cent of the crayfish and 37 per cent of the fishes considered under threat.

Broader Problems:
Threatened natural habitats
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Date of last update
15.04.2019 – 16:52 CEST