The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean

This IUCN report and accompanying dataset on the status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the associated report and data on the Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in the wider Mediterranean Basin represent major advances in provision of information to help incorporate biodiversity needs into water development planning processes within an Integrated River Basin Management framework.

Cover page: The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean

Nineteen per cent of all freshwater species assessed here are globally threatened. However, when only those species that are endemic to the region are considered (species which, if lost from the region, will become globally extinct) this level of threat rises to 58.2%.

This publication includes an executive summary in English, Turkish, Arabic.

 

Work area: 
Members
Location: 
Mediterranean
South-Eastern Europe 
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