Thursday, June 26, 2014

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute: June 2014 Report

Which Alberta plants and animals are most vulnerable to climate change?

We have just released the first-ever overview of how Alberta’s wild species are likely to be affected by climate change. Of all groups of species assessed, amphibians are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Read the report  (PDF 7.6MB)

You can explore the climate vulnerability of each of the 173 species we assessed in our vulnerability assessment database.

This report provides a broad overview of how Alberta species are likely to be affected by climate change by the 2050s. We used NatureServe's Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) to assess the relative vulnerability to climate change of 173 Alberta amphibian, bird, insect, mammal and vascular plant species.

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