Newswise — Each year, WCS scientists author or co-author nearly 300 peer-reviewed studies and papers. “WCS 3 Sentence Science” is a regular tip-sheet – in bite sized helpings – of some of this published work.
1. A team of researchers identified priorities for securing potential sites where wildlife can take refuge as areas of habitat become climatically unsuitable.
2. They developed and compared two planning scenarios: one that that permits both the retention of high quality habitat and the restoration of land used for forestry and agriculture; and a scenario that favors the retention of high quality habitat above land restoration efforts.
3. The results of the study provide immediate guidance for on-ground management actions, and provides a robust methodology that can support climate change adaptation decisions in multi-use landscapes around the world.
WCS Media Contact: Stephen Sautner, 7182203682, [email protected]
Study and Journal: "Retention and restoration priorities for climate adaptation in a multi-use landscape" from Global Ecology and Conservation
WCS Co-Author(s): James Watson , Director WCS Science and Research Initiative