Climate Change's Impacts on Arctic Wildlife (image) USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station Share Print E-Mail Caption Of the 201 bird and mammal species that call northwest Alaska's arctic and subarctic region their home, 195 of them could experience some form of habitat loss or gain stemming from climate change, according to a study led by the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station. The study projected the availability of future wildlife habitat based on recent and anticipated vegetation changes. Here, a glimpse of the bird and mammal species projected to gain or lose the most. (Bold denotes a subsistence species.) Credit US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. Photos courtesy of Bruce Marcot, USFS. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.