Slide 32 : Adaptation responses
As has been mentioned earlier, there are a number of adaptation responses available to individual plant and animal species, as a consequence of climate change. Firstly, species can persist or expand into a new climate which is still favourable to them. Equally, species can disperse or move with the climate as it moves across the landscape. This can be autonomous (in other words the species can do it itself) or can be facilitated (in other words the species can't move on its own, but it could move given human assistance), and this could be through new reserves, management of dispersal corridors, or in extreme cases, actual translocation. Where species won't have a new habitat available in the future, then preservation ex situ is the only option. This could be in zoological gardens or herbaria. Failing this, the species will become extinct.