Parks and climate change
Climate change will impact on national parks, indeed all our natural areas, in many ways.
It will affect the temperature and acidity of our oceans, cause increased frequency and severity of bushfires, force species to move to cooler climes, and impact on the amount of water that ends up in our rivers, streams and wetlands.
These changes will impact on our natural environment in many ways, including:
These issues and many others are covered in the VNPA's climate change fact sheet series, which can be downloaded for free below:
Fire and the future
- An ancient, fiery relationship
- Mountain Ash forests
- Future climate change predictions
- Changing ecosystems
Rivers, coastal saltmarshes and wetlands
- Less rain another blow to our Red Gum wetlands
- Coastal saltmarshes caught in "pincer effect"
- Alpine areas must vulnerable to climate change
- Species forced to march south