World Wildlife Day 2017: Blogs from the Wildlife Conservation Society

Identifying Conservation Solutions to the Global Climate Crisis

Intact wild places constitute less than ten percent of the planet’s lands and waters, yet are a crucial part of a comprehensive climate solution. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS.
Intact forests are the most undisturbed wildlands and forests in the world, with the capacity to actually reverse the tide of fossil fuels, saving us an incredible 25–50 percent of carbon emissions annually. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS.
The Makira REDD+ Project (Madagascar) and Keo Seima Forest (Cambodia, above photo) — are on track to avoid the release of at least 43 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in the next 25 years. Photo ©WCS Cambodia.
Building resilience in natural systems that have already been impacted by climate change is also important. Critical work is now being done to identify and protect coral reefs resistant to temperature increases. Photo by Emily Darling/WCS.



By discovering how to save nature, we can inspire everyone to work with us to protect wildlife in the last wild places on Earth.

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