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Press Release 09-106

Racing the Clock: Rapid Climate Change Forces Scientists to Evaluate Extreme Conservation Strategies

Scientists debate if, when and how to relocate plants, animals and insects whose habitats have been damaged by climate change

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Photo of a tortoise on the edge of Athens, Greece.

A tortoise on the edge of Athens, Greece.

Credit: Dov Sax


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Jessica Hellmann explains the justification for managed relocation.

Credit: National Science Foundation

 

Jessica Hellmann distinguishes between managed relocation and invasive species.

Credit: National Science Foundation

 

Jessica Hellmann explains the criteria for choosing candidates for managed relocation.

Credit: National Science Foundation

 

Jessica Hellmann explains the need to balance the risks of action and inaction.

Credit: National Science Foundation