Reassessing conservation goals in a changing climate

Alejandro E. Camacho, Holly Doremus, Jason S. McLachlan, Ben Minteer

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Abstract

The goals of conservation need to be reassessed under changing climatic conditions. The goals need to be reassessed, as climate change poses a number of significant challenges for conservation policy. The scale of climate change calls for conservation efforts to be vastly stepped up and the pace and extent of expected climate change will probably undermine the effectiveness of traditional conservation tools focused on protecting designated areas from human intrusion. New conditions and new tools require a reassessment of the conservation goals. Climate change is altering habitats on a significant scale and species around the world are shifting their ranges to accommodate warming trends. More advanced and novel conservation tools are being developed to meet the challenges of the existing reserves that are expected to be ineffective in addressing the requirements of changing climatic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIssues in science and technology
Volume26
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

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