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Freshwater

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Freshwater Programme: Conserving freshwater fish and ecosystems

The freshwater programme addresses an urgent but largely unrecognised conservation crisis in freshwater ecosystems. As industrial water use has risen, and human development pressures intensified, freshwater habitats have been pushed further and further away from the natural conditions in which species evolved. This has had dramatic implications for the survival of freshwater fish and other species. According to the Living Planet Report, between 1970 and 2012,  from a sample of 3,324 populations of 881 species across the globe, the abundance of freshwater species has declined by 81%, and one third of these are now assessed to be endangered species at risk of extinction.

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Our Partners sustaining freshwater ecosystems

Instituto Juruá

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Global Environment Centre

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Bournemouth University Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability

The Bournemouth University Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability is a multi-disciplinary research team of geographers, environmental scientists, and ecologists which is leading

IUCN Freshwater Plants Specialist Group (FPSG)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Freshwater Plants Specialist Group (FPSG) is part of the Species Survival Commission, which pools the knowledge of more than 10,000

Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a global coalition of more than 200 organisations dedicated to advancing the forest, land and natural resource rights of Indigenous Peoples, loca

Yayasan Bumi Sawerigading (YBS)

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Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

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Shoal

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FESO: Femmes Solidaires

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Mabuwaya Foundation

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Living River Association

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IUCN Freshwater Conservation Committee

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International Rivers

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International Rivers Africa Programme

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IUCN Biodiversity Assessment and Knowledge Team (BAKT) - Freshwater Unit

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SHOAL: Conserving freshwater fish