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Robert Dutchen Conservation through Translocation Our climate is changing, at a rate and to degrees never before seen . Vast amounts of scientific data point to recent decades as showing significant changes in climatic trends . This obviously effects the environment, both directly and indirectly, with many species seeing declining populations . Many estimate that extinctions as a result of climate change may soon well be a reality . Among the solutions being discussed is that of translocation. Under this guidance, species which have limited dispersal abilities will be moves to new and suitable habitats . I believe that this method is not an efficient solution, and rather, other preventative measures should be taken . The problem with attempting large translocation projects is that the affects of climate change “between species at particular sites or with time of season” can differ greatly . (Walther, 2002) There are simply far too many variables involved in climatic impact and moving species to be considered, and with data still lacking, to facilitate successful movements
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