Conservation In Transition
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Conserving the Nature of America


Dealing with accelerated climate change and other pressing conservation challenges requires a willingness and ability to think about and approach conservation in new ways. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes it cannot face these issues by merely repeating conservation successes of the past; we must rapidly develop the capacity to envision - and deliver - conservation across connected networks of habitats, based on scientific understanding and predictions of species’ needs.

Conservation in Transition is an overview publication examining how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are leading change in the 21st century. Initially developed as part of the Service's transition team briefing package, the document examines the forces and trends shaping conservation today and provides a broad analysis of the implications to the future Service. It connects agency efforts to identify priorities and emphasize landscape conservation and explains how they play a key role in our response to climate change and other natural resource challenges. It concludes with an assessment of the transformational changes and capacity that will be needed by the Service to go beyond the successes of our past to opportunities that lie ahead.

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Conservation In Transition report.
Conservation in Transition report

Last updated: July 21, 2009
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