Habitat Loss

Loss of habitat is a huge problem facing many different habitats across the world and freshwater habitats in particular.

“Freshwater ecosystems account for less than 0.01% of the planet’s total surface area but they support more than 100,000 species. But these freshwater systems are now among the most endangered habitats in the world, due to human development, pollution and climate change.” WWF 2018

Click on the links below to find out about some of the major causes of habitat loss for our freshwater environment.

Infrastructure and development