A new guide released today offers conservation practitioners and natural resource managers guidance on carrying out conservation in a changing climate.
Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice looks at how climate change already is affecting the nation’s wildlife and habitats, and addresses how natural resource managers will need to prepare for and adapt to these unprecedented changes. Developed by a broad collaboration of experts from federal, state, and non-governmental institutions, the guide offers practical steps for crafting conservation actions to enhance the resilience of the natural ecosystems on which wildlife and people depend.
"Wildlife across our nation are experiencing the impacts of climate change," said Collin O’Mara, incoming President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. "These impacts are no longer a distant concern--they are happening right now. To continue our legacy of conservation achievements, we must modernize our approach to restoring and improving the resilience of wildlife habitat by following the best practices highlighted in this forward-looking guide to conservation in a warming world."
See the rest of the article at National Wildlife Federation's website.
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