Species and climate change: More than just the Polar Bear
This IUCN review released in Copenhagen highlights the way climate change is adversely affecting marine, terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Arctic fox, Leatherback turtle, Beluga whale, Salmon and Ringed seal are amongst 10 species "destined to be hardest hit by climate change."
The Polar Bear has come to symbolise the impacts of climate change on the natural world. But it is only one of a multitude of species affected, and many of these are also well-known, much-loved and important to people. This report presents 10 new climate change flagship species, chosen to represent the impact that climate change is likely to have on land and in our oceans and rivers.