Project: Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Lead Partner: University of Umeå, Sweden

The capacity of protected areas in the Barents Region to conserve biodiversity threatened by climate change project is initiated by the Umeå University as its already second project related to vulnerable ecosystem and biodiversity of the Barents Region.

The main goals of the project are to evaluate the effectiveness of current measures related to reserved  areas in the region in order; to protect ecosystem and species in a view of forthcoming climate change; to analyze the need for such reserves; to identify the areas where relevant human management may be required to help species to adapt to new environment on new territories; to examine technological possibilities and opportunities for artificial support of species in current reserves introducing new forms of management.