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Protecting Wildlife in a Changing Climate
http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/protecting-wildlife-in-a-changing-climate

American Museum of Natural History

This video presents predictions and solutions for range shifts (wildlife corridors) by an iconic species of North American wilderness: the wolverine.

Video length is 3:35 min.

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Actions taken by individuals, communities, states, and countries all influence climate. Practices and policies followed in homes, schools, businesses, and governments can affect climate. Climate-related decisions made by one generation can provide opportunities as well as limit the range of possibilities open to the next generation. Steps toward reducing the impact of climate change may influence the present generation by providing other benefits such as improved public health infrastructure and sustainable built environments.
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Ecosystems on land and in the ocean have been and will continue to be disturbed by climate change. Animals, plants, bacteria, and viruses will migrate to new areas with favorable climate conditions. Infectious diseases and certain species will be able to invade areas that they did not previously inhabit.
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Teaching Tips

  • Could be included as part of a larger unit on the impact of climate change on wildlife species.
  • Could be coupled with maps for students to outline model predictions of impacted areas and investigate the advantages of protected areas where people can live and animals can travel safely.

About the Science

  • As the global climate changes, wild animals are shifting where they live, even beyond the protected areas that are crucial to their survival. This video highlights predictions and solutions for range shifts by the wolverine.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

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  • No technical issues.

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