Climate Change & Wildlife

Climate change poses a number of threats to wildlife - from shifting habitat suitability as temperatures rise to increasing disturbances from more intense storms, habitat loss due to sea-level rise, and more. Different species will have different abilities to adapt or respond to climate change, resulting in changes to the relationships between species. Fortunately, there are a variety of things we can do to help protect wildlife and habitats in a changing climate.

Questions about wildlife and climate change? Contact:

  • Lisa Wise, Climate Adaptation Program Manager, NH Sea Grant Extension:, (603) 862-2356.
  • Haley Andreozzi, Wildlife Conservation State Specialist, UNH Extension:, (603) 609-0927.