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Development of National Fish and Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy

John Kostyack, Dan Ashe, and Michael Hutchins
Created: 4/27/2010 - Updated: 8/23/2019

Abstract

A National Fish and Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy is an agreement among major conservation interests (e.g. local governments, states, tribes, conservation organizations, federal agencies, and private landowners) that identifies and defines principles and methods to maintain key terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and functions needed to sustain fish, wildlife and plant resources in the face of accelerating climate change.

In short, it is a blueprint for action that outlines appropriate scientific support (including inventory, monitoring, research and modeling to inform management decisions); the need for and importance of collaboration and interdependency; and the financial resources (including grants, appropriated funds, private contributions) to implement the decisions. The strategy will enable the national and international conservation communities to harness collective expertise, authorities, and abilities to define and prioritize a shared set of conservation goals and objectives, as well as prescribe a plan of concerted action.

Published On

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Keywords

Scale: 
Community / Local
Multilateral / Transboundary
National / Federal
Regional / Subnational
State / Provincial
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Forestry
Policy
Wildlife
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Taxonomic Focus: 
Mammals
Plants
Fishes

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Developing a National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy for the United States

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Aquaculture
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Fisheries
Policy
Research
Wildlife
Summary: 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state and tribal wildlife agencies, created a National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy to coordinate climate change responses in both the public and private sector.

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