Assessing species vulnerability to climate change, and implementing practical solutions

By 3rd October 2023Conservation Papers


Bengal tiger at waterhole

Bengal tiger at waterhole

The impacts of climate change on species, and assessments of species vulnerability to climate change, have been well documented in the literature. However, translation of this research into on-the-ground interventions, for example by NGOs or protected area authorities, is lacking. Here we present a simple species climate vulnerability assessment tool, which assesses different dimensions of climate change vulnerability. The trait-based assessment leads to actionable climate-adaptive management recommendations. Additionally, we highlight projects funded by the Wildlife Adaptation Innovation Fund, which supports project ideas from around the world that reduce the vulnerability of wildlife to changes in weather and climate.

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