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Organizations Working on Ecosystems

Organizations that work on adaptation in the biodiversity and ecosystems sectors are listed below.

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Chicago Wilderness Alliance

Chicago Wilderness is a regional alliance that connects people and nature. There are more than 250 organizations involved that work together to restore local nature and improve the quality of life, by protecting the lands and waters of the region. Their four key initiatives are to restore the health of local nature, green infrastructure, combat climate change, and leave no child inside. The alliance is committed to using science and emerging knowledge, as well as a collaborative approach to conservation.




Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC)

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Maryland. It is an association of six institutions, each with long-standing research on problems affecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The participating institutions are the Johns Hopkins University, University System of Maryland, Smithsonian Institution, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Old Dominion University, and Pennsylvania State University.




Center for Biological Diversity - Climate Law Institute

The Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute wages legal and public campaigns to limit climate change and its impacts. The Institute brings a climate focus to all of the Center's program areas - including Endangered Species, Public Lands, Oceans, Urban Wildlands, and International - to unite their campaigns in a coordinated strategy to protect species and ecosystems from the effects of climate change.




Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity's mission is to work through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, on the brink of extinction. The Center's territory for the protection of species extends throughout the US, Pacific and Atlantic oceans and international regions as remote as the North and South poles. Hundreds of species have gained protection as a result of the Center's petitions, lawsuits, policy advocacy, and outreach to media. They have a full-time staff of dozens of prominent environmental lawyers and scientists who work exclusively on their campaigns to save species and their habitats.




California Sea Grant

California Sea Grant sponsors marine research, extension services, and education activities to support the management, conservation, and enhancement of coastal resources. The California Sea Grant Extension Program is responding more frequently to questions about how climate change might impact the California coastal environment. Studies on topics such as ocean acidification, changes in sea levels, shifts in upwelling, thermal regime changes and phenology are now among the program's funded activities.




California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is the lead agency for conserving California’s fish, wildlife and habitat resources.





The Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research consortium dedicated to understanding climate variability and effects of climate on western North American mountain ecosystems and resources. Participation is open to all interested scientists and natural resource managers. CIRMOUNT seeks to improve knowledge of high-elevation climate systems and to integrate knowledge of mountain ecosystem response to climate change into natural-resource management and policy.




Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC)

The Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) identifies and addresses climate change impacts on ecosystems using science to inform adaptive management for long-term ecological and economic benefits.  The Consortium consists of Federal, state and non-governmental research, management and planning agencies in the San Francisco region.




Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is comprised of member fish and wildlife agencies from every level of government. The Association provides member agencies with coordination services on cross-cutting as well as species-based programs that range from birds, fish habitat and energy development to climate change, wildlife action plans, conservation education, leadership training and international relations. The Association represents its state agency members on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key conservation and management policies, and works to ensure that all fish and wildlife entities work collaboratively on the most important issues.




Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) is one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council. The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution, and associated issues including climate change.