The common loon is one of the species identified in the report as highly vulnerable to climate change. Photo taken in Lake Messalonskee, Belgrade, Maine.
Credit: Ian Davies
Study shows Maine's wildlife threatened by climate change
Atlantic salmon. Canada lynx. Moose. Atlantic puffins. What will happen to them as the climate continues to change? On our blog, one of our scientists shares his knowledge from a study released today about the impacts of climate change on Maine's already vulnerable wildlife. The study, Climate Change and Biodiversity in Maine, identified 168 vulnerable species that could experience large range shifts and population declines in Maine as a result of climate change by 2100. The report was written by a team of scientists from Manomet; Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry; Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; The Nature Conservancy; Maine Coast Heritage Trust; Maine Audubon; and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Published on: Monday, February 24,2014