Impacts on Fisheries and Wildlife

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National Wildlife Federation's Dr. Doug Inkley testified before the Virginia Commission on Climate Change yesterday, detailing the effects of warming temperatures and rising sea levels on fish and wildlife. Virginia's trout and duck populations are particularly at risk. And in the Chesapeake Bay, climate change is just one of many threats to oysters and crabs.

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Impacts on Fisheries and Wildlife

  1. 1. Impacts on Fisheries and Wildlife Doug Inkley, Ph.D., Senior Scientist National Wildlife Federation
  2. 2. MISSION National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.
  3. 3. Southeastern Region - USFWS 127 National Wildlife Refuges 78% Changing Biome
  4. 4. Spruce-Fir Forests
  5. 5. SE Breeding Songbirds Gross Species Loss – 37% Net Species Loss – 22%
  6. 6. Cold Water Fisheries: Trout
  7. 7. Temperature Sensitive 70oF Impaired 75oF Lethal John Gale
  8. 8. Brook Trout Habitat Decline TU John Gale

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