Endemic species likely to be more affected by climate change, new study shows

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Endemic species – that live exclusively in one geographic region – are likely to be “consistently more adversely impacted” by climate change than their less specialised counterparts, a new study published in Biological Conservation shows.

The synthesis study notes that over 90% of endemic species have to face negative consequences if global warming reaches 3C above pre-industrial levels.

However, the report adds that invasive species may see either neutral or positive impacts from the warming climate.