Treat wastewater from intensive livestock holdings
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Intensive agriculture constitutes a major source of pollution to marine and freshwater environments. Wastewater from intensive livestock holdings containing bacteria, excess nutrients, chemical residues, and solid particles can enter rivers and other watercourses and be discharged into the sea. Treating wastewater from intensive livestock holdings may reduce the pollution levels in aquatic environments, and therefore reduce the associated impacts on marine and freshwater mammals.