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Event Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Workshop

An estimated 45,000 described species rely on freshwater habitats, including species of fishes, mollusks, reptiles, insects, plants, and mammals. With the inclusion of undescribed species, this number could rise to over one million. The major threats to freshwater biodiversity are habitat loss, introduction of alien species, pollution, and over harvesting.

To conserve and manage freshwater biodiversity, the Unit works in conjunction with the SSC’s Specialist Groups such as the IUCN/SSC/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group, The Species Information Service, The Global Amphibian Assessment Programme, regional scientists, experts in freshwater biodiversity and policy makers.

Contact information Will Darwall ; Kevin Smith ; David Allen - Freshwater Biodiversity Unit , 219c Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DL, United Kingdom (email: ; ;
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 277966 ; Fax: +44 (0) 1223 277845
Event type Conference
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Source IUCN-Med
Geographical coverage Portugal
Address Porto, Portugal
Organizer IUCN-Med
Target audience International
Period [15/10/2007 - 19/10/2007]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH