Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Freshwater Ecoregions of the World

A comprehensive map of the worlds different freshwater habitats has been put together coordinated by World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy. From this map we learn that there are quite a number of different freshwaters serving as home for various animals.

In summary, this is what you can find on Freshwater Ecoregions of the World:

* 426 freshwater ecoregions
* The combined expertise of more than 200 leading scientists
* Distribution data for more than
o 13,400 freshwater fish species
o 4,000 amphibian species
o 300 turtle species
o 20 crocodilian species
* Global analyses of major threats to freshwater ecoregions like water use and irrigation

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