Conservationists are ignoring climate change, risking mass extinctions
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Conservationists are ignoring climate change, risking mass extinctions

Efforts to save many endangered animals from extinction are doomed to fail as conservationists are not taking climate change into account



Life



27 December 2019

By Michael Le Page

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Some Bengal tigers live in mangroves that may be hit by rising sea levels

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CLIMATE change is the greatest threat humanity faces – and we aren’t the only ones at risk. Global warming will harm millions of other species, including iconic endangered animals such as polar bears and tigers. Despite this, conservationists often don’t take climate change into account, meaning plans to preserve these species are doomed to fail.

“It’s astonishing,” says Miguel Araujo at the National Museum of Natural History of Spain. “I don’t really understand the lack of action.”

The outlook for wildlife would be grim …

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