2% of Artificial Land Kill 80% of Water Flora & Fauna

17.02.2012

Coastlines of rivers and lakes always attract construction and development companies. However, artificially expanded coastlines might destroy ecosystems of water bodies.

Researchers found out that construction and development of only 2% of water body leads to decline of biodiversity by 80%. It is rather bad news, considering results of similar researches performed ten years ago. It stated that ecosystems could not support natural flora and fauna only if 15-20% of water area is occupied by artificial lands.