Climate change

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Quiver tree

Drought stress, the biggest threat to quiver trees, is caused by rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall patterns in the equatorial regions of its range. Trees growing in hotter, drier areas are dying off.

Through shifting their range, some species are able to cope with warming temperatures by moving to cooler latitudes or higher altitudes.

However, the speed at which plants and slow-migrating species are able to adopt new areas may not be fast enough to cope with the rapidly changing climate.