Slide 7: Future conservation planning
Work on conservation planning now indicates that the conservation strategies that we use today will soon be obsolete under conditions of climate change. Examples in support of this statement are the predictions of what will happen to flagship protected areas in South Africa, where many of the current endemic species are likely to be lost. For more details, the work of Rutherford et al, and Erasmus et al should be considered.
There is thus an urgent need to include the implications of climate change into conservation planning and ensure that conservation planning becomes dynamic. Most importantly, it must include the constraints of future climate change. These novel conservation strategies have been termed climate change-integrated strategies, or CCS for short.