New Africa Climate Exchange
The BirdLife Africa Partnership has launched a new website about climate change and its impacts on biodiversity in Africa.
Developed by the BirdLife Africa Partnership, the Africa Climate Exchange (ACE) uses birds and BirdLife's Important Bird Area (IBA) network to demonstrate how biodiversity in Africa will respond to Climate Change, and what can be done to mitigate its impacts.
The Africa Climate Exchange links to various sources of information on climate change in Africa and other parts of the world. It includes a rapidly growing library, currently containing over 250 documents on a wide range of climate change topics, including national and community adaptation plans, mitigation, livelihoods and economies, conventions, financing, species and ecosystems, and modeling and monitoring.
For the first time for any taxa in Africa, a suite of maps showing how different species of birds will be impacted by climate change is available online. These maps, developed collaboratively by BirdLife International and Durham University in partnership with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), depict present and projected species ranges at four discrete time periods: 2009, 2025, 2055 and 2085.