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Migratory Species and Climate Change

Impacts of a Changing Environment on Wild Animals

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: January 2007
  • Page count: 62
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 07.III.D.2

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Climate change will increasingly have dramatic impacts on migratory species from whales and dolphins to birds and turtles. According to this report, around a fifth of bird species could be affected by rising sea levels, erosion and greater wave action linked with climate change. Unchecked, climate change will pile on more pressure making it increasingly difficult for the world to meet the 2010 target—to reduce the rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010. The report argues that conserving and more sustainably managing biodiversity in a climatically- changed world, is of the highest economic importance and important in the fight against poverty as well.