How does water pollution affect the animals that live in the streams and wetlands?
To locate information on water pollution and how it has affected the animal populations living in these habitats, you may wish to review the following pages.
Oceans, Coasts, Estuaries & Beaches: Habitat Protection
Biocriteria - Bioassessment and Biocriteria http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/criteria/aqlife/biocriteria/index.cfm
Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Emergency Management: Threats from Oil Spills
Protecting Wetlands for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/pdf/HerpConservation.pdf (PDF, 4 pp., 1.8 MB, about PDF)
Questions? You can contact the Office of Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds directly at the following: http://www.epa.gov/owow/contact.html
The Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds is online at http://water.epa.gov/aboutow/owow/
You may also be interested in learning about habitat protection and conservation efforts at the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
"Destruction, degradation, and fragmentation of habitat is the driving force behind today's decline in species and biodiversity. Impacts to habitat can be caused directly by such activities as the clearing of forests to grow crops or build homes, or indirectly, for example, by the introduction of invasive species or increased pollution run-off from yards and fields. It is the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Habitat
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