Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change

All plants and animals need suitable conditions to survive. That means a certain amount of light, a tolerable temperature range, and access to sources of food, water and shelter.advertisement Many of the existing efforts to protect plant and animal species across the United States rely on information about where these species currently live. For example, […]

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Benefits of conservation efforts may not yet be fully visible

The time it takes for species to respond to conservation measures — known as an ‘ecological time lag’ — could be partly masking any real progress that is being made, experts have warned.advertisement Global conservation targets to reverse declines in biodiversity and halt species extinctions are not being met, despite decades of conservation action. Last […]

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