FRESHWATER ECOREGIONS OF NORTH AMERICA: A CONSERVATION ASSESSMENT
The World Wildlife Fund assembled a team of leading scientists to conduct a conservation assessment of freshwater ecoregions as an initial step in identifying the areas where protective and restorative measures should be implemented first.
Freshwater Ecoregions of the World divides the world's freshwater systems into 426 distinct conservation units, many of which are rich in species but under increasing pressure from human population growth, rising water use, and habitat alteration.
Almost 18,000 species have been mapped and placed into freshwater ecoregions.
The Freshwater Ecoregions of the World (FEOW) project was created to address this need.
The Nature Conservancy's Carmen Revenga said Freshwater Ecoregions of the World could not have come at a more important time as competition for freshwater resources increases around the world.