SB 09-28 Climate Change: The Threat to Species

This briefing considers the threat that climate change poses to Scotland’s species. Some species are able to migrate to new places as their original habitat becomes inhospitable but for others migration is not an option.

This briefing discusses four case studies: the plants that live in snowbeds in Scotland’s mountains; bees; butterflies; and seabirds and considers how Scotland’s changing climate is affecting them. The briefing also considers the framework of species protection across Europe and the European Union’s commitment to halt biodiversity loss by 2010

Read SPICe Briefing: Climate Change: The Threat to Species (1.45MB)

Published: 30 April 2009

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