Climate change adaptation

  • WCS works towards improving the understanding of climate change impacts on biodiversity and livelihoods within the Andes-Amazon region.
  • WCS works with local communities to assess the local needs, challenges and opportunities in the face of climate change.
  • WCS promotes the development of potential climate change adaptation strategies through adjusting local resource management practices or promoting new economic alternatives.


  • MAE staff, local government leaders, NGO, and university researchers convened recently and worked together to evaluate the potential impacts of climate change, and identify potential mitigation strategies to reduce the vulnerability of human and wildlife populations of the upper Napo River watershed.