A Review of Climate-Change Adaptation Strategies for Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation

This report describes observed and potential effects of global climate change on species and ecosystems. It reviews climate change adaptation plans and other planning approaches from the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, and South Africa. The report also includes sixteen possible adaptation strategies, all proposed in scientific literature and public policy documents, that directly address the conservation of biological diversity. These strategies are grouped into four broad categories: land and water protection and management, direct species management, monitoring and planning, and law and policy.

Publication Date: March 4, 2009

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Jonathan R. Mawdsley
  • Robin O'Malley
  • Dennis S. Ojima

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  • Best practice

Impacts:

  • Air temperature
  • Invasive species and pests
  • Sea-level rise
  • Water temperatures
  • Wildfires

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