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What birds tell us about threats from climate change and solutions for nature and people
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Climate change is not a problem for the future. Birds are messengers, signalling the existing danger global warming poses to species and habitats worldwide.
- So far, the majority of impacts to birds are negative. Case Studies
- Distribution shifts and other lifecycle changes are driving bird population declines. Case Studies
- Climate change disrupts interactions among species. Case Studies
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As warming continues, threats to humans and birds will multiply and become more intense. Although some species will be able to adapt, the majority will not.
- Global warming means more losers than winners. Case Studies
- Climate change will exacerbate current threats, including dangers from extreme weather. Case Studies
- Human responses to climate impacts will cause major disruption for bird communities. Case Studies
Mangrove nursery at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica
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These risks demand action. BirdLife and its global partners are leading the nature-based solutions that help build resiliency to climate impacts and mitigate further warming.
- Protecting carbon-rich ecosystems combats climate change and benefits people and nature. Case Studies
- Conserving key sites is critical for adapting to a changing climate. Case Studies
- Nature-based solutions link well-being, livelihoods, and the natural world. Case Studies