FAO-IPCC Expert meeting on climate change, land use and food security
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Global warming is expected to further contribute to the process of rangeland degradation as a result of overgrazing and mis-management and may have significant adverse impacts on range species under high CO2 emissions scenarios. Already threatened rangeland species are likely to come under greater danger and present a very high vulnerability to climate change. On the other hand, species with low range value and broad ecological niches were favored by the impact of climate change and seemed to be able to survive under future environmental conditions of their adaptation range.