New report from RSPB, rivers Trust and National Trust reveals pollution is biggest threat to wildlife on our waterways

  • Beautiful, freshwater habitats that are home to an abundance of wildlife are being devastated by agricultural waste, raw sewage and pollution from abandoned mines, according to a new report
  • According to an online YouGov poll, 88% of those in England, Wales and Northern Ireland agree freshwater habitats are a “national treasure” and 87% want more to be done to protect them
  • Experts say that ‘without significant and urgent action some of our best-loved freshwater species face a perilous future’

A new report released today reveals that waterbodies across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being devastated by poor water quality caused by agricultural waste, raw sewage, and pollution from abandoned mines.   That’s despite 88% of people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland agreeing freshwater habitats are a “national treasure”.

Download the report here

Covered in the Guardian

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