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Article name METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS
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Oksana N. Lipka, PhD, Senior Administrator of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Russia); e-mail: olipka@wwf.ru

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Lipka O.N. 2017. Methodological approaches to climate change vulnerability assessment of Protected Areas. Nature Conservation Research 2(3): 68–79. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2017.036

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.24189/ncr.2017.036
Abstract

Climate change impacts in Russia's territory make species and ecosystems conservation in Protected Areas a more difficult challenge. Additional adaptation measures are required. Before they are developed, it is important to assess the vulnerability of a territory: what exactly, and to which extent, is exposed to adverse climate impacts? The accomplished research will help develop an action plan consistent with the current unstable climate and extreme weather events, as well as with projections by the leading research institutions of Roshydromet and the Russian Academy of Science. Today, methodologies have been developed and successfully tested for some natural zones. The conservation science is now facing a new challenge: how to combine collected information with climate projections and identify development perspectives for concrete territories.

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climate change, climate change vulnerability, Protected Areas

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Received: 08.05.2017

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