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Oyster Catcher at Protection Island
Oyster Catcher at Protection Island
Peter Davis/USFWS


Draft Final Reports on Climate Change Effects in Coastal, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems


Two draft reports by the National Wildlife Federation provide a first-ever synthesis of primary literature specifically for the north pacific region on climate change effects and adaptation approaches in coastal, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. The reports were funded by the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The reports show that the increased concentration of carbon dioxide and other gasses in the earth's atmosphere is leading to local increases in temperature, altered precipitation patterns, sea level rise, ocean acidification and other changes. This effects biological processes at the species and ecosystem levels requiring adaptive management for fish and wildlife.

Download the first draft reports
More information on the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Published on: Tuesday, January 3, 2012


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