Conservation planning for a changing climate

Pressey, R.L. (2007) Conservation planning for a changing climate. In: Taylor, Martin, and Figgis, Penelope, (eds.) Protected Areas: Buffering Nature Against Climate Change. Proceedings of the WWF and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Symposium . World Wide Fund for Nature Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 85-89.

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Abstract

A crucial objective for the selection and spatial design of conservation areas is to promote the adaptation of species and natural processes to changing climates.

Key considerations include:

• New patterns and combinations of threats;

• Adjustment of conservation targets to account for climate-related issues; and

• Identification, protection and/or restoration of climatic gradients to promote spatial adjustments by species.

These issues are discussed with examples from regional planning in South Africa. The paper ends with a list of unresolved issues that need to be addressed if conservation planning is to deal effectively with climate change.

Item ID: 25280
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Research)
ISBN: 978-1-921031-20-5
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 06:30
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 35%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 35%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 35%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 35%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961399 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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