The Adriatic Sea is home to 49% of all Mediterranean species.
There are more than 7,000 species of flora and fauna, with a high rate of endemism.
Only 5.8% of the marine areas of the Adriatic are protected. Montenegro's first marine protected area was established in 2021.
More than 30 million people live in the catchment area of the Adriatic Sea, of which 30% live on the coast.
In the countries bordering the Adriatic, coastal urbanization has increased by an average of 330% since 1975.
Approximately 50,000 tons of plastic enter the Adriatic Sea every year.
The projected rise in seasonal and annual mean temperature by 2100 is between 2°C and 4.5°C. The projected rise in sea level by 2100 is approximately 1 m.
At least 113 alien species have been recorded in the eastern Adriatic Sea, and at least half are favored by the effects of climate change.