Research Alert

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


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