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A list of Alberta creatures that are threatened by rising temperatures

EDMONTON - The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, an environmental agency sponsored by government and industry, has done an assessment of how climate change could affect the province's plants and animals. Here are the creatures found to be most at risk:

Amphibians highly vulnerable to climate change in Alberta (10 total species assessed):

Great plains toad

Northern leopard frog

Plains spadefoot toad

Canadian toad

Columbia spotted frog

Long-toed salamander

Birds highly vulnerable to climate change in Alberta (55 total species assessed):

Greater sage grouse

Whooping crane

Rusty blackbird

Burrowing owl

Palm warbler

Mammals highly vulnerable to climate change in Alberta (37 species assessed):

Ord's kangaroo rat

American pika

Wolverine

Caribou

Mountain goat

Hoary marmot

Bighorn sheep

Water vole

(Source: Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute)

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