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It's Getting Hot Out There: Top 10 Places to Save for Endangered Species in a Warming World

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January 1, 2011

This report highlights ecosystems that are hotspots for threatened and endangered species, many of which are highly vulnerable to climate change now. Each was chosen because we have an opportunity to increase its resiliency, or the resiliency of their species, to climate change if we immediately implement needed conservation measures.

Of course, aggressively reducing greenhouse gas pollution is the most important step to guard against climate change. And we must take that action. But the impacts of climate change are already being felt across the country, and these ecosystems highlight the need to exponentially increase additional conservation measures now. Assisting species  adaptation to the rapidly changing world will be essential to ensuring their survival.

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