Climate change

Changes in overall temperature and increases in extreme events will be increasing problems for our wildlife as the world’s climate changes

Problems include:

  • Different animals have different temperature ranges they can tolerate.
  • Temperature change can also affect their food plants, either their survival, their flowering and fruiting times, or the nutrient content of their leaves
  • increase of extreme events – heat, drought, storms
  • increase in fire frequency and intensity
  • connectivity of habitats
  • animals of low altitudes may move upwards as temperatures rise, but those of mountain tops (except a few strong fliers) have nowhere to go

 

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