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Conservation of an Arctic Icon

Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources Logo. Credit: USFWSThe rapid loss of its sea-ice habitat is jeopardizing the future of the polar bear, and its fate will be determined by the global community's willingness and ability to address climate change. The Conservation Management Plan for the polar bear, developed by U.S. government agencies, native communities, private organizations, scientists and subsistence hunters, outlines actions to improve the polar bear's immediate chances of surviving in the wild.

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Resilient Lands & Waters Initiative: Safeguarding Natural Resources from Climate Change

What do the California Headwaters, California North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed, Crown of the Continent, Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands, Hawai’i, Puget Sound’s Snohomish River Watershed and Southwest Florida have in common? These landscapes are becoming more climate resilient thanks to seven innovative partnerships through the Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative. A final report and website are now available highlighting accomplishments, lessons learned, and recommendations as well as providing links to decision support tools, maps, and related web sites.

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Seven Honored with Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards for Safeguarding - America's natural resources from climate change

For their outstanding work in raising awareness and addressing the impacts of climate change on the nation's natural resources, seven organizations and individuals were honored today by an interagency group of federal and state agencies as the first-ever recipients of the Climate Adaption Leadership Award for Natural Resources. Recipients were selected from 47 nominations representing activities from individuals and federal, tribal, state, local and non-governmental organizations from around the country.

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Last updated: January 21, 2021

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