WWF Wildlife and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Species
Posted on: 4/20/2015 - Updated on: 2/27/2020
Posted byNikhil Advani
This website includes a trait-based climate vulnerability assessment tool for species, as well as vulnerability assessments and recommended adaptation strategies for WWF priority species.
WWF assesses the key vulnerabilities of species based on four factors:
- Sensitivity: the inability of the species to persist, as is, under changing climatic conditions
- Adaptive capacity: the ability of the species to respond to changes in climate
- Exposure: The extent of climatic change and variation that the species encounters and is projected to encounter
- Other threats: any other relevant threats, as well as the human responses to climate change that exacerbate these threats
Species assessed as of April 2015 include African elephant, Asian elephant, snow leopard and mountain gorilla.
Conservation practitioners, scientists, students, general public.
Type of Tool
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy