For Immediate Release
Cat Lazaroff, 202-772-3270
Fish and Wildlife Service Takes Important Step Toward Addressing Climate Change
Strategy, action plan will help wildlife & habitat survive impacts of global warming
WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, executive vice president for Defenders of Wildlife:
“Global warming is forever changing the world and forever changing
conservation. No longer can we rely on our past understanding of
wildlife and ecosystems. The nation must chart a new way forward: first
by developing a national climate change adaptation strategy for
wildlife and natural resources; second by enhancing our scientific
capacity; and finally, by providing the resources needed to address
this enormous challenge.
“The release of this strategic plan shows the commitment of the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service to not only reduce global warming pollution
but to also conserve wildlife and our environment for ourselves and
generations to come.”
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