Innovative projects help at-risk species adapt to climate change

Innovative projects help at-risk species adapt to climate change

Wild animals are feeling the effects of climate change as factors such as changing food and water availability, extreme weather events, and long-term shifts in temperature and rainfall affect their geographic distribution and survival. WWF’s new Wildlife Adaptation Innovation Fund is testing innovative, on-the-ground projects to help at-risk species adapt. © USED BY PERMISSION OF THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, NELSON INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON   SOUTHEASTERN AUSTRALIA Building artificial nests for shy albatross © MATTHEW NEWTON /WWF-Aus 1 PROBLEMAlbatross and their habitats are especially sensitive to warmer weather. Higher temperatures during breeding season correlate to fewer chicks, and nests are susceptible to more intense rainfall and fierce winds. SOLUTIONWWF and partners are constructing mudbrick and concrete nests on Australia’s remote Albatross Island. The birds have taken to their new homes, even “personalizing” them with mud and leaves. Birds that use these nests have...
Simon Karataş - Nov 09, 2018
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