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America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

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A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country a… read more


Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF

In episode 80 of America Adapts, Doug Parson joins World Wildlife Fund’s Shaun Martin to take a behind the scenes look at how WWF is adapting conservation to the new realities of climate change and helping governments prepare for the future in ways that ensure a place for nature. During this 8-month journey, Doug follows how WWF is developing a simple process to integrate climate change risks into its strategies and documents the challenges and triumphs they face along the way. This episode features WWF staff from 20 countries on 5 continents, telling stories on a wide range of topics including elephants, super-typhoons, and urban water scarcity – all served up with a strong dose of instant coffee and a side of chicken gizzards!

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Featured in this Episode (in order of appearance) Shaun Martin, WWF US Kate Teperman, WWF Vietnam Eduardo Rendón Salinas, WWF Mexico Harisoa Hasina Rakotondrazafy, WWF Madagascar Gia Ibay, WWF Philippines Jacob Etunganan, WWF Uganda Kgaugelo Chiloane, WWF South Africa Isaiah Owiunji, WWF Uganda Sandeep Chamling Rai, WWF Global Practice Expert for Adaptation Philip Odhiambo, WWF Kenya Enkhee Devee, WWF Mongolia Chris Weber, WWF Global Climate and Energy Lead Scientist Masood Arshad, WWF Pakistan Matyas Farkas, WWF Hungary Judy Oglethorpe, WWF US Oscar Guevara, WWF Colombia Nadia Bood, WWF Central America/Belize Mariana Chavez, WWF Mexico Maggie Kinnaird, Global Wildlife Practice Leader Arjette Stevens, WWF Netherlands Nikhil Advani, WWF US Gavin Jolis, WWF Malaysia Melissa de Kok, WWF Norway John Morrison, WWF US Ninel Escobar Montecinos, WWF Mexico

For additional learning - related episodes on climate change and nature conservation

Episode 59: Dan Ashe, Zoos and Aquariums Adapt to Climate Change Episode 57: Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes – The Snow Leopard Episode 28: Rebecca Beaver, National Parks Adapt to Climate Change Episode 26: Shaun Martin, The Intrinsic Value of Climate Change Adaptation Episode 17: Lara Hansen and Jennie Hoffman, Climate Savvy, Adaptation Threesome and the National Adaptation Forum! Episode 15: M.R. O’Connor, De-Extinction, Climate Change and the Future of Conservation: A Podcast with author Episode 14: Evelyn Gaiser, Sea Level Rise, the Florida Everglades and the role of research in adaptation Episode 10: Dennis Figg, Show me Adaptation in the Show me State! Wildlife Adaptation in Missouri Episode 8: Rebecca Esselman, Rivers, watersheds and climate change adaptation! Episode 3: Nikhil Advani, Adapting at World Wildlife Fund Episode 2: Molly Cross, Adaptation Funding and Shovel Ready Adaptation Episode 1: Nick Fisichelli, Scenario Planning and Adaptation in the National Parks

Resources from WWF WWF Adapt Free, interactive and brief online courses covering climate change and adaptation basics for conservationists and their allies. Available in 7 languages.

Environment and Disaster Management WWF’s portal for disaster managers and conservationists with resources to help reduce disaster risk and recover from disasters using environmentally responsible practices.

WWF Climate Crowd Explore this crowdsourcing project to learn about how vulnerable communities are affected by changes in climate and weather, how they are responding, and how their responses impact the natural environment.

Wildlife Adaptation Innovation Fund This initiative supports the testing of new ideas that have potential to reduce the vulnerability of wildlife to changes in climate through on-the-ground projects.

Third Pole GeoLab Explore how climate change is affecting communities and snow leopards in Asia’s High Mountains through interactive maps and stories.

Executive Producer Shaun Martin, World Wildlife Fund

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