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Buying time: a user’s manual for building resistance and resilience to climate change in natural systems

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This manual is intended for natural resource managers who wish to plan for the potential and current impacts of climate change. It looks at impacts and mitigation measures (other than reducing emissions) by biome. The manual outlines practical ideas of how to begin increasing the resiliency of ecosystems and plan our protected areas in response to the threat of climate change. Some of these strategies are in line with conservation strategies that are not new, such as reducing fragmentation, building corridors, reducing threats, and increasing resiliency in general. The manual calls on managers to communicate the threat that climate change poses to their biome to local, regional and national authorities. Resource managers have an important role to play in the climate change debate by using examples of changes seen in their regions as indicators of the need for rapid and deep cuts in CO2 emissions.
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