Reducing the impact of global warming on wildlife: the science, management and policy challenges ahead

This report is a synthesis of Innovations in Wildlife Conservation: Reducing the Impact of Global Warming on Wildlife, a national symposium hosted by Defenders of Wildlife in 2007. Scientists presented the latest scientific findings and outlined the challenges related to the impacts of global warming. Wildlife managers identified actions that can assist wildlife and ecosystems to better adapt to climate change. Policy analysts considered the existing policy framework and discussed what might be necessary to implement adaptation strategies and to address the impacts of global warming.