Slide 2: Introduction
This section will start off looking at adaptation and understanding what we mean by adaptation. Two parallel research teams, one on strategic biodiversity conservation research, and one on climate change, both of which are covered in detail in other modules lead to the inevitable conclusion that biodiversity is likely to be lost as a consequence of climate change. We will look at a brief history of what has led to the current conservation status in the sub-region and trends that are currently taking place in conservation. Finally we will look at the adaptation options that are available to a conservation manager to mitigate the impacts of climate change.