The Climate Science Alliance teamed up with local ecologists and climatologists to assess how climate change is impacting San Diego ecosystems and its wildlife. Key points from the resulting "San Diego County Ecosystems: The Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on a Biodiversity Hotspot", which informs California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment, have been summarized on this page.

What We Know

Learn what climate change means for San Diego's wildlife and ecosystems.

What We Can Do

Explore the 10 things you can do to give wildlife a break!

Now at a library near you!

We've partnered with the City of San Diego to distribute this information in a fun pocket guide. Visit your local library today to pick one up!

Available in English and Spanish!

Download a poster!

Want a reminder of the 10 things you can do to give wildlife a break in your classroom, office, or home? Download & print a copy of the 10 things we can do to give wildlife a break poster.


For this project, researchers and managers with different expertise worked together to better understand the problems and find solutions.


We hope you are inspired by the role you can play to help wildlife and work with us to take actions to help our region and its wildlife become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.


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The development and distribution of this project was made possible with support from these organizations:

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Geological Survey under Grant/Cooperative Agreement No. G17AP00097 from the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center.

Design and illustrations by Diane Terry

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 “To safeguard natural and human communities in the face of a changing climate.”

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The Climate Science Alliance is fiscally sponsored by the California Wildlife Foundation (Tax ID: 68-0234744).

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