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Climate Change in Freshwaters - An Urgent Call for Action
Freshwater ecosystems must no longer be an afterthought. They are the planet's most essential support for life – human and beyond.
Freshwater vertebrate populations are declining at a rate almost double (https://livingplanet.panda.org/
The Freshwater Biological Association provides essential conservation actions, long-term data, and training to equip amateurs and professionals to engage with the nature and climate emergencies. In the midst of COP26, we echo the call from WWF and the World Aquatic Scientific Societies to encourage world leaders to recognise the extraordinary importance of freshwaters. This is easily achieved by making a small textual change – focus on the land, freshwaters, and the sea. That tiny change has huge implications for the natural world and our place in it. Freshwater ecosystems must no longer be an afterthought. They are the planet's most essential support for life – human and beyond.
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