TEAM researchers take part in study on climate change's effect on protected areas

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December 1, 2007

The results of this study were presented by Sandy Andelman and Jenny Hewson, at the Thirteenth Session of the Conference of Parties (COP13) and the Third Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP3) in Nusa Dua, Bali on Dec 3-14, 2007. The TEAM researchers, Sandy Andelman, Jenny Hewson and Erica Ashkenazi, working with researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin, found that sixty percent of the world's protected areas are at risk from climate change over the next fifty years.

Several international newspapers and online publications reported on the results of this important study, which illustrates the need for consistent data about long-term trends at a large scale:

http://www.medindia.net/news/Global-Warming-Can-Create-Never-Seen-Before-Environments-30556-1.htm

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Science/2007/12/11/climate_change_threatens_protected_areas/9379/

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/global-warming