ANIMALS ON THE MOVE - AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SELECTING CONSERVATION RESERVES UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE

Grant number: LP0990428 | Funding period: 2010 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Conserving biodiversity when faced with rapid changes in climate and land use is a major challenge facing conservation managers. Translocation - the process of moving species from one location to another - may be the best means of preventing species extinction, but the long-term climatic suitability of translocation sites is rarely considered. This project will develop and apply new methods for identifying climatically suitable habitats for a critically endangered tortoise, with the aim of selecting sites where the species can persist long-term with minimum management. The approach will have utility not only for management of endangered species, but also in selecting future climatic regions ..

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