Slide 38: Conclusion II
Individual biological organisms will have different responses to climate change. Some may well benefit from the change in climate but it is predicted that many other will become extinct as a consequence of climate change. There are a number of management options available and these are likely to be specific to specific organisms. There is a need to configure reserves that don't best conserve the current configuration of biodiversity, but rather that protect gradients and migratory corridors that allow biodiversity to move through the landscape. Environmental gradient protection may well be a key component of such a conservation strategy. In addition there will be a need to intervene to help many of the species. This may be through helping the species translocate through space. New conservation paradigms are needed in the conservation fraternity to think of moving species to areas where they didn't occur in the past. Probably the most important strategy for ensuring the conservation of biodiversity, given a climatically-changing environment, is that areas outside of the reserves must be conserved, or made as biodiversity-friendly as possible. This is not to say that a strategically aligned conservation network that protects conservation given climate change is not important. Rather it is a necessity to expand conservation to as large an area as possible. Many species will have to migrate through areas that aren't covered by the current reserve network. In addition, areas outside of the reserve network may become important refugia for species, as the habitat within the reserves is decreased due to climate change.