Global Warming Facts and Effects – Global Warming Climate Change

March 18, 2019

Climate Change could Eliminate Male Species: Feminist Dream or …

Category: Climate Change Science – admin 12:46 am

by: Ian McCoy

According to recent research by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) changes in environmental conditions (however subtle) that could be caused by climate change – could have a catastrophic consequences for animals that migrate. The ZSL did the research for the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) for its forthcoming report Climate change Vulnerability of Migratory Species.

We recently did an article entitled “when is a penguin a canary” about the pioneering work of Dr. Pablo Borboroglu and how penguins can act as a barometer of our oceans health. It now seems that migratory species such as whales and turtles are exceptionally vulnerable to climate change and actions necessary to be taken are addressed in a new book, Survival: Saving Endangered Migratory Species, by journalist/ environmentalist and CMS Ambassador, Stanley Johnson and co author Robert Vagg.

Migratory species are particularly threatened by climate change as they depend on different habitats to breed, feed and rest. This new report will hopefully facilitate the Conventions response in assisting migratory species, such as loggerhead turtles which migrate through British waters, in adapting to climate change – although one wonders what could be done in the event of a temperature rise that could cause whole populations to be feminized! According to experts this could happen – with the eradication of males from the species!

The ZSL Project Manager, Alyin McNamara who led the research for UNEP/CMS has said that increasing temperatures, changes in precipitation, sea level rise, ocean acidification, changes in ocean currents and extreme weather events will affect the migratory species populations including other species of turtle, the blue whale, the West African manatee and the giant catfish. She said the situation is extremely serious and that under the current “business as usual” emissions path it is hard to see how any of these species will be able to survive.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS)

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is an intergovernmental treaty concluded under the United Nations Environment Programme and focusing on the conservation of a wide array of endangered migratory animals and their habitats worldwide through the negotiation and implementation of agreements and species action plans. With currently 113 member countries CMS is a fast-growing convention with special importance due to its expertise in the field of migratory species. CMS provides a framework for global adaptation and mitigation to save migratory species, and facilitates implementation in over 140 countries. Key components include identifying particularly threatened habitats and species, and initiating emergency response. For further information please visit

Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose key role is the conservation of animals and their habitats. The Society runs ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, carries out scientific research at the Institute of Zoology and is actively involved in field conservation overseas.
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March 16, 2019

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