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Essays on Invertebrate Conservation

The importance of tackling climate as part of an invertebrate-conservation agenda is underscored by modeling studies that show the impact of climate change on the small creatures that sustain us. Depending on the amount of warming, as much as 49 percent of invertebrates may disappear from half of their current ranges.

Navigating a Changing World, by Scott Black. Page 3.

Nature-Based Solutions: A Win for Both Biodiversity and the Climate, by Scott Black. Natural areas support wildlife during a time of shifting weather patterns, and they also help with carbon sequestration. Protecting and creating habitat should be an integral part of our response to climate change. Page 5.

Australia’s Green Carpenter Bee on the Brink, by Matt Kelly. In late 2019, wildfires burned across Australia on an unimaginable scale, devastating towns and forests and pushing a rare bee closer to extinction. Page 11.

Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change on Grassland Butterflies, by Angela Laws. Grasslands have been lost at an alarming rate. Climate change adds an extra level of threat to the butterflies that rely on these beautiful environments. Page 16.

Conservation Spotlight. Phyllis Stiles, the Founder of Bee City USA, is a pollinator champion. Page 23.

Invertebrate Notes. A roundup of new resources, research, and a book review. Page 24.

Staff Profile. Meet Emily May, pollinator conservation specialist based in Connecticut. Page 26.

Xerces News. Updates on Xerces Society projects and achievements. Page 27.


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