Facts and Figures

Freshwater species populations were reduced by half between 1970 and 2005

  • On average freshwater species populations were reduced by half between 1970 and 2005, a sharper decline than for other biomes.
  • Mediterranean ecosystems are diverse and vulnerable, susceptible to changes in water conditions. Even with a temperature rise of 2ºC, the Southern Mediterranean may lose 60%-80% of species. 

Related themes: Ecosystems; State of the Resource

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