Even though the water quality of rivers, lakes, sea, and groundwater is considered satisfactory in Montenegro at the moment, it is obvious that we cannot neglect the fact that we are part of the bigger picture, and that we must do everything in our power to protect our natural potentials.
At the moment, prevailing pollutants in Montenegro are mainly the result of inappropriate wastewater management from settlements and industry. Sewage carries bacteria and viruses that are harmful to humans, but it also can sicken and kill marine life, including coral reefs – the greatest protection of sea life and marine biodiversity.
The Adriatic Sea has been also affected by global pollution problems in the last few years, which became more and more visible lately. There is a worrying amount of plastic in the coastal regions, which might be the biggest problem of Marine pollution world-wide.
Plastic bags and packaging are at the moment killing wildlife inside the Ocean, but on the coast as well – it is estimated that plastic alone is killing animals across 80 different species, including birds and sea turtles.