NEWS: Arctic lakes and rivers can lose the diversity of freshwater species

Arctic lakes and rivers can lose the diversity of freshwater species

Photo by David Seekell

Photo by David Seekell

Climate change and its impacts threaten the health of Arctic freshwater ecosystems, with continued warming pushing cold-water species unique to the Arctic—such as the Arctic char—to the brink of regional loss. In addition, there is an increasing likelihood of toxic cyanobacteria blooms, according to The State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report published in early May by Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF).

A short video on The State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report.