The future of freshwater biodiversity

Freshwater ecosystems cover only 1% of our planet but they contain more than 10% of all species – and are essential to life on earth.

Healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands are vital to societies, economies and ecosystems. They are life support systems for people and nature. Yet they continue to be undervalued and overlooked by governments and global agreements – and so are being degraded faster than any other ecosystem.

Watch the video The future of freshwater biodiversity produced in collaboration with WWF and IUCN, with keyword by Elizabeth Mrema and narrated by Marie Christina Kolo.