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Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management by Ph.D. Lara J. Hansen, Jennifer Ruth Hoffman Ph.D.

By Ph.D. Lara J. Hansen, Jennifer Ruth Hoffman Ph.D.

Weather swap calls for a metamorphosis in how we envision, prioritize, and enforce conservation and administration of ordinary assets. Addressing threats posed via weather swap can't be easily an afterthought or an addendum, yet needs to be built-in into the very framework of ways we conceive of and behavior conservation and management. In weather Savvy, weather swap specialists Lara Hansen and Jennifer Hoffman provide 18 chapters that give some thought to the consequences of weather switch for key source administration problems with our time—invasive species, corridors and connectivity, ecological recovery, pollutants, etc. How will techniques have to switch to facilitate variation to a brand new weather regime? What steps will we take to advertise resilience? Based on collaboration with quite a lot of scientists, conservation leaders, and practitioners, the authors current common rules in addition to sensible steps and methods that could aid focus on this new reality. While weather switch poses actual threats, it additionally offers an opportunity for artistic new thinking. Climate Savvy offers a wide-ranging exploration of ways scientists, managers, and policymakers can use the problem of weather switch as a chance to construct a extra holistic and powerful philosophy that embraces the inherent uncertainty and variability of the wildlife to paintings towards an improved destiny.

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We will need a new evaluation of how we think about nonnative species. Species, both endangered and cosmopolitan, will be shifting into new areas that may themselves be managed to protect other species, resources, or ecosystem services. This may create Reconceiving Conservation and Resource Management 33 conflicting management requirements, or it may require new philosophies about how and what we manage. Are some nonnative species now climate refugees that need protection and cultivation rather than eradication?

This means that plans cannot just consider where sea level is today. We need to consider where it will be and plan for it to get there perhaps sooner than models suggest. Perhaps we think about relocating populations or species, hopefully learning from past experience with this approach when it was suggested as a means of coping with other threats. Perhaps we consider triage, accepting the damage we have done as irreversible for some populations, species, or ecosystems. Even now we do not work equally hard for all possible conservation targets, carrying out an ad hoc form of triage but without a broader guiding framework.

These dam-builders disappeared from much of their original range due to the fur trade or calls by some to exterminate them for their tendency to engineer areas to suit their own desires rather than those of developers and farmers. 3 CARLOS DREWS, SEA TU RTLE PROPHET For six years, Dr. Carlos Drews has designed and adjusted conservation strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean to protect marine turtles from a suite of ills: overexploitation for eggs, meat, and shells; bycatch in hooks and nets; light pollution that disorients hatchlings and mothers; and habitat destruction.

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