Protecting Species in a Changing Climate

September 30, 2021

The US government is proposing a new rule declaring that 23 types of birds, fish, and other species once living in the United States are now extinct, adding that climate change could make such disappearances more common. Indeed, a group of scientists and lawyers contend in Issues that climate change poses “significant challenges” for species conservation. Devising policies and tools for the job, Alejandro E. Camacho and his colleagues write, will require broad discussion involving conservation scientists, resource managers, lawyers, ethicists, and members of the public who will inevitably be affected by both conservation outcomes and costs.

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