Climate-smart conservation, a new way to tackle the global species conservation crisis

Authors

  • Soňa Vařachová Department of Biodiversity Research, Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Bělidla 986/4a, 603 00 Brno, Czech Republic; Institute of Environmental Studies, Charles University, Benátská 2, 128 01 Prague 2, Czech Republic
  • Bikram Shrestha Department of Biodiversity Research, Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Bělidla 986/4a, 603 00 Brno, Czech Republic; Institute of Environmental Studies, Charles University, Benátská 2, 128 01 Prague 2, Czech Republic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14712/23361964.2021.7

Keywords:

climate change, climate-smart conservation, biodiversity, conservation, snow leopard

Abstract

Climate change is something no one can ignore. While some people are still questioning the source of this issue, many are already working on solutions for the world’s species, for which climate change might mean another step toward extinction. We are presenting here the basic idea of an innovative conservation approach, climate-smart conservation, which has a potential to mitigate the impacts of climate change and therefore protect some vulnerable species from demise. Next to its key characteristics we present examples of already ongoing practices involving climate-smart conservation and possible use of this approach in conservation of the snow leopard.

Published

2021-12-14

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