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The Path Forward: Conservation of Climate Change-Affected Breeding Habitat of Red-crowned Cranes near Zhalong Reserve, China

The Path Forward: Conservation of Climate Change-Affected Breeding Habitat of Red-crowned Cranes near Zhalong Reserve, China

Minghao Gong1*, Shiliang Pang2, Zhongyan Gao2, Wanyu Wen1, Ling Zhang3, Gang Liu1, Huixin Li1, Fawen Qian4 and Wenfeng Wang2

1Institute of Wetland Research, Beijing Key Laboratory of Wetland Services and Restoration, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China
2Zhalong National Nature Reserve Management Bureau, Qiqihar 161000, China
3China Wildlife Conservation Association, Beijing 100714, China
4Institute of Forestry Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China

*      Corresponding author: gongmh2005@hotmail.com

Fig. 1.

The Songnen Plain study area including the Zhalong Reserve. Inset shows the study area in northeast China.

Fig. 2.

Current RCC habitat and its suitability to RCC in 2050, as affected by projected climate change in 4 general circulation models (GCMs) in Zhalong Reserve and the study area. GCM abbreviations: BCC-CSM1-1(BC), CCSM4 (CC), HadGEM2-ES (HE), and MPI-ESM-LR (MP).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 53, Iss. 3, Pages 801-1200

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