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Climate Change and State Wildlife Action Plans Project

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from WWF's recent Teaming With Widllife Workshop held in Seattle on September 22, 2009:  Federal Climate Change Legislation by Dan Siemann, NWF; Climate Change Science by Josh Lawler, UW; Washington's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Stratey; TWW Workshop by Sara Marinello, WWF; Sea Level Rise by Tom Dywer, DU.

We are actively recruiting member organizations in Washington to join the Teaming With Wildlife coalition. WWF's efforts to revitalize the Teaming With Wildlife coalition resulted in a national member achievement award in February 2010.  Resources the coalition helps to secure through teaming will include "polluter pays" carbon cap and trade revenue used to address the impacts that climate change will have on wildlife.

If your organization would like to join or wants more information on the benefits of joining the TWW coalition, please contact the National Wildlife Federation in Seattle  We encourage you or your organization/business to join with dozens of other organizations to protect Washington's wildlife.

There are four project goals:

(1) Facilitate implementation of existing global warming related conservation actions        prescribed in SWAPs

(2) Establish new adaptation strategies and integrating those strategies with SWAPs

(3) Provide recommendations and lessons learned to key agency leaders and elected officials across the nation

(4) Expand the scope and participation of Teaming with Wildlife Coalitions to include an additional 100 member organizations per state focused on implementing state adaptation strategies

State wildlife action plans identify how we can prevent wildlife from becoming endangered. By focusing on conserving lands and clean waters, thereby providing healthy habitats, the Washington Wildlife Action Plan has important benefits for wildlife and people. The plan assesses the condition of our state’s wildlife, identifies the problems they face, and outlines the actions needed to conserve them for the long term.

For more information on Climate Change and the impacts on wildlife, please see the materials below

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