Restore/create freshwater swamps in areas that will be climatically suitable in the future
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
It may be wise to prioritize restoration or creation of swamps in areas that will remain – or become more – climatically suitable in the future, rather than areas that are destined to become unsuitable. These areas will provide space for existing vegetation to move into as their current sites become to dry, wet, warm or cold (Oliver et al. 2012).
Oliver T.H., Smithers R.J., Bailey S., Walmsley C.A. & Watts K. (2012) A decision framework for considering climate change adaptation in biodiversity conservation planning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, 1247–1255.