Threats to the Baltic Sea | WWF
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Threats to the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is one of the most threatened marine ecosystems on the planet. Decades of human activity in and around the sea continue to negatively impact its sensitive environment.

The Baltic Sea is one of the planet’s largest bodies of brackish water. A delicate mixture of salt water from the North East Atlantic and fresh water from surrounding rivers and streams blends in a highly sensitive and interdependent marine ecosystem, giving rise to unique flora and fauna. But these special qualities also make it vulnerable.

Key among the direct threats of highest impact WWF is working to address:

Future Trends

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The Baltic Sea Future Trends are interactive pages aiming to illustrate probable scenarios for the future based on best available knowledge. Read more

Key threats to the Baltic Sea