Newly Released Report!

Climate Change may undermine the effectiveness of current efforts to conserve wildlife and ecosystems. In this report we offer examples of how conservationists are strategically altering their approaches to keep pace with climate change. We break down the changes made by 12 featured organizations by WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and WHY. 

 Our hope is that this report will help conservationists learn how to move beyond business-as-usual conservation approaches and make their work climate informed. The first step is to consult the latest science on observed and projected climate impacts. Consider how those changes may necessitate shifts in your approaches. For example it may be strategic to preferentially invest in some parts of the landscape over others.

You will find that this is not an overwhelming process and is essential to investing limited conservation resources effectively and achieving conservation success in light of climate change.

 

 

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Practitioner Report: “14 Solutions to Problems CLimate change poses for conservation"

20+ examples of 14 real world solutions across 17 states! The hopeful side of Climate Change. Learn what actions have already been taken by organizations like yours.

Bigger floods, worse droughts, bigger and hotter fires, rising seas, effects on species and on human responses -  these are the climate challenges addressed by the projects featured in this report.

This report pairs real, tested solutions with the climate challenges they address and features tangible examples of each solution. These examples of climate-informed conservation can serve as inspiration for others grappling with similar climate challenges.

More reports and guides from the Climate Adaptation Fund

  Monitoring & Evaluation Guide   A brief summary of current thinking on the monitoring and evaluation of climate adaptation projects and point readers toward additional resources.

Monitoring & Evaluation Guide

A brief summary of current thinking on the monitoring and evaluation of climate adaptation projects and point readers toward additional resources.

  Strategic Communications Guide   Strategic communications are vital to improving conservation outcomes. This guide presents a step-by-step guide on why and how to incorporate strategic communications actions into your project.

Strategic Communications Guide

Strategic communications are vital to improving conservation outcomes. This guide presents a step-by-step guide on why and how to incorporate strategic communications actions into your project.

  2018 Applicant Guidance Document   Learn the specific funding criteria of Climate Adaptation Fund.

2018 Applicant Guidance Document

Learn the specific funding criteria of Climate Adaptation Fund.

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“Our entire organization’s approach to conservation planning has changed by WCS’s
grant process alone. We now incorporate climate science and adaptation into our
projects and the prioritization of our work.”
— Bob McCready, former Deputy Coordinator, Playa Lakes Joint Venture

Photo: Brian Slobe