Wildlife adaptation strategy for the US

The new National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy provides a unified approach for the nation, born of national consultation with states, tribes, and NGOs. Recognising that the nation’s natural plant and wildlife resources provide jobs, food, clean water, storm protection, health benefits, and other support to people and their communities, the strategy aims to build a national response to climate change around science-based practices and common principles. Already, those in charge of wildlife resources and parks are seeing the effects of a changing climate: earlier migration, changes to snowpack and rangelands, and more.

The new strategy is intended to:

  • Conserve and connect habitat
  • Manage species and habitats
  • Enhance management capacity
  • Support adaptive management
  • Increase knowledge and information
  • Increase awareness and motivate action
  • Reduce non-climate stressors