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Science Bulletins: Protecting Wildlife in a Changing Climate

As the global climate changes, wild animals are shifting where they live—even beyond the protected areas that are crucial to their survival. This visualization highlights predictions and solutions for range shifts by an iconic species of North American wilderness, the wolverine. For background information, educational resources, and more, visit Protecting Wildlife in a Changing Climate on the Science Bulletins Web site, http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/science-bulletins-protecting-wildlife-in-a-changing-climateScience Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History. This visualization was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).DATA SOURCESSpring temperature: NOAA NCDCWolverine range: IUCN/R. KaysWolverine bioclimatic envelope and projections: ecoclim.orgProtected areas: WDPA/US-PADConnected habitat: Y2YCREDITSScientific advisors: Ned Gardiner, NOAA Climate Program Office; Healy Hamilton, Worldviews NetworkThis visualization was produced by the American Museum of Natural History under award NA10SEC0080014 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.Related Resources:CollaboratorsEcoclimhttp://ecoclim.orgNOAA National Climatic Data Centerhttp://ncdc.noaa.govNOAA Climate Serviceshttp://climate.govGeneral ResourcesYellowstone to Yukonhttp://y2y.netWildlands Networkhttp://twp.orgFreedom to Roamhttp://vimeo.com/5566752Protected Planethttp://protectedplanet.netPacific Northwest Research Station: On the Track of the Elusive Wolverinehttp://fs.fed.us/pnw/sciencef/scifi114.pdfThis project was prepared by the American Museum of Natural History under award NA10S- EC0080014 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). September 2012
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