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Preventing species extinctions resulting from climate change

Recent studies show that current IUCN Red List assessment methods can identify species vulnerable to extinction because of climate change. But species must be assessed more completely and more regularly, and adaptation actions initiated swiftly once threatened species are identified.

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Akçakaya, H., Butchart, S., Watson, J. et al. Preventing species extinctions resulting from climate change. Nature Clim Change 4, 1048–1049 (2014).

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