Climate Change and Food Security in the Canadian Arctic

Location

United States
75° 26' 45.222" N, 89° 41' 32.5788" W
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Summary: 

Communities of the Canadian Arctic face many challenges to attain food security; not only are there challenges and costs associated with wildlife harvesting, but for many families that cannot participate in harvesting activities, overpriced store-bought foods are the only alternative. Climate change is predicted to exacerbate food insecurity in the Canadian Arctic because it may affect historical animal migration patterns and ranges as well as reduce human ability to access wildlife or store-bought foods.

Marine Turtles and Communities Adaptation to Climate Change in Junquillal

Location

United States
10° 9' 32.5152" N, 85° 48' 22.9644" W
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Summary: 

Junquillal Beach on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica is a representative example of many places in Latin American and the Caribbean where wildlife and communities are already feeling the impacts of climate change. In 2005, with the support of the community, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) started the project “Conservation of Pacific Leatherbacks” [in Spanish, Conservación – Baulas del Pacífico (CBP)].

Climate Change and the Florida Keys

Location

United States
24° 39' 55.1628" N, 81° 46' 56.0172" W
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Summary: 

This project - Climate Change and The Florida Keys - was modeled after a similar one conducted in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. It identifies community perceptions on how to address mitigation and adaptation, and analyzes the likely socioeconomic and biophysical impacts of climate change on the region.

Climate Change Adaptation for the Community of Ulukhaktok

Location

United States
70° 44' 11.0004" N, 117° 46' 5.0016" W
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Summary: 

Ulukhaktok is a small community of primarily Inuit people in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) of the western Canadian Arctic. Climate change is considered to be a significant challenge for Inuit communities and is already being experienced in the Canadian Arctic. Currently, adaptation to climate change impacts occurs at the individual or household level; they adapt to threats such as hazardous travel conditions by purchasing satellite radios and stockpiling fuel supplies.

Climate Change Adaptation for the Community of Paulatuk

Location

United States
69° 21' 3.366" N, 124° 4' 16.3524" W
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Summary: 

Paulatuk is a small hamlet located in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the western Canadian Arctic. Climate change is considered to be a significant challenge for Inuit communities and is already being experienced in the Canadian Arctic. Adaptation to climate change impacts is occurring at the individual and household level, and to some extent, at the community level. However, broader policy initiatives, capacity building, and funding are needed in order to provide long-term strategies for the Paulatuk Hamlet.

Adaptation Behavior on the Front Line of Climate Change and Accelerating Sea Level Rise in the Florida Keys

Location

United States
24° 36' 1.476" N, 81° 33' 45" W
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Author Name(s): 
Alex Score
Summary: 

This project looked at the actions and perceptions of community leaders to climate change and sea level rise in southern Florida. Over 225 surveys were collected from decision makers, local, state, and federal managers, private institutions, and non-governmental organizations in 2008. Results showed that although the Florida Keys has done very little to begin developing climate change adaptation plans, the majority of respondents were very concerned about projected impacts and favored adaptation efforts.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Planning for Climate Change

Location

United States
28° 0' 55.5048" N, 81° 40' 20.5068" W
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Author Name(s): 
Kate Haley
Summary: 

Following through on recommendations from a 2008 climate change summit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) worked with partners to conduct limited vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for a subset of species. Those efforts provided the foundational science-based information for the revised State Wildlife Action Plan (2010).

Dawson Community Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Location

United States
64° 3' 36.252" N, 139° 25' 55.326" W
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Summary: 

Dawson, a small community on the northwestern edge of the Yukon Territory, developed a climate change adaptation plan in 2010. The plan was the result of multiple community meetings with outside partners beginning in 2008. The plan outlines climate change related impacts and community vulnerabilities, prioritizes adaptation strategies, and reviews potential climate-related opportunities for Dawson. The report was officially completed on June 30, 2010, and will be utilized to prioritize and implement climate change adaptation projects for Dawson.

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation Strategies into Maryland’s Coastal Land Conservation Targeting

Location

United States
39° 36' 10.3212" N, 76° 25' 15.2328" W
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Summary: 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been a lead agency in the development and implementation of the 2008 Climate Action Plan, particularly in regards to adaptation. Phase I of the adaptation strategy focused on key strategies to reduce Maryland’s vulnerability to sea level rise and coastal storms. One of the recommendations in the report was to establish new criteria for land acquisition based upon climate change adaptation.

Documenting Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Northwest Alaska

Location

United States
67° 43' 53.9868" N, 161° 43' 7.5" W
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Summary: 

In Kotzebue, Alaska, the indigenous Qikiktagrugmiut residents developed a study to collect traditional ecological knowledge from tribal members regarding observed environmental changes from the 1950s to 2002. The results detail observed changes in weather, hunting patterns, and snow and ice characteristics; the final report, Documenting Qikiktagrugmiut knowledge of environmental change, serves as a reference point from which to measure further environmental changes and consequences of climate variability in the region.