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ecosystem degradation

Definition:
Degradation or destruction of large natural environments. When one ecosystem is under attack as a result of natural or man-made disaster it is extremely difficult to calculate the ripple effects throughout nature. When two or more ecosystems are being degraded the probabilities of synergistic destructiveness multiply. Ecosystems in many regions are threatened, despite their biological richness and their promise of material benefits. (Source: WPR)
broader terms
degradation of the environment
Scope note:
scope note is not available
Groups:
EFFECTS, IMPACTS
Themes:
biology
natural areas, landscape, ecosystems
pollution
Arabic: تدهور النظام الإيكولجي
Basque: ekosistemaren degradazio
Bulgarian: Деградация на екосистемата
Catalan: degradació de l'ecosistema
Chinese: 生态系统恶化
Croatian: degradacija ekosustava
Czech: zhoršení ekosystému
Danish: forringelse af økosystemet
Dutch: achteruitgang van het ecosysteem
English (US): ecosystem degradation
Estonian: ökosüsteemi degradeerumine
Finnish: ekosysteemin rappeutuminen
French: dégradation de l'écosystème
German: Ökosystemabbau
Greek: υποβάθμιση του οικοσυστήματος
Hungarian: ökoszisztéma pusztulása
Irish: díghrádú ar an éiceachóras
Italian: degrado degli ecosistemi
Latvian: ekosistēmas degradācija
Lithuanian: ekosistemos nykimas
Maltese: degradazzjoni tal-ekosistema
Norwegian: økosystemforringelse
Polish: degradacja ekosystemów
Portuguese: degradação de ecossistemas
Romanian: analiză de ecosistem
Russian: деградация экосистем
Slovak: degradácia ekosystému
Slovenian: poslabšanje/uničenje ekosistema
Spanish: degradación de ecosistemas
Swedish: förstöring av ekosystem
Turkish: ekosistemin bozulması
Ukrainian: деградація екосистем
Concept URL: <http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/2522>