Future of the Environment

An 'ecocide' is happening right in front of our eyes in the Caspian Sea

By the end of the century, the Caspian Sea is set to be nine to 18 metres lower. Image: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Matteo Lattuada

PhD Candidate, Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics, University of Giessen

Frank Wesselingh

Senior Researcher, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Utrecht University


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Depth map of the Caspian Sea: the areas in red and yellow may disappear entirely.
Depth map of the Caspian Sea: the areas in red and yellow may disappear entirely. Image: Allahdadi et al (2004)
The Caspian coastline is already receding.
The Caspian coastline is already receding. Image: Frank Wesselingh / Google Earth, Author provided
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