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% of the earth
Our movement plays a critical role in building climate resilient landscapes across the
and Ireland. Find out how thriving rivers will help us cope better with the climate crisis.
Despite covering less than
% of the earth’s surface, freshwater ecosystems provide habitat for more than
known wildlife species! However, habitat degradation has negatively impacted rivers across the
Flooding is a natural event. In fact, from an ecological perspective, it’s a really important process! It can help to create new habitats, transport nutrients, and consequently increase biodiversity. However, flooding is happening on a scale far greater than ever before.
Water is arguably our most precious natural resource — yet pollution of our freshwater habitats runs rampant. In
, no river in England and Wales was classed as being in good overall health.