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  • CAFF Report Presented

    At the CBD-COP10 meeting in Nagoya, Japan, the Arctic Council’s Working Group on Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) held a side event presenting its report: “Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Selected Indicators of Change”. The report is the first output of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), of which results will be launched in 2013.

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    Nuuk Prepares to Welcome Ministers

    The 7th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting is fast approaching. The meeting takes place in Katuaq, the Nuuk Cultural Center, on 12 May 2011.

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    Joint Statement to COP 16

    Cancun, Mexico, 1 December 2010. The Danish Ambassador to Mexico delivered a statement to the UNFCCC secretariat in Cancun on behalf of the Arctic States*. The statement, signed by Ms. Lene Espersen (Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Chair of the Arctic Council), was distributed to all state delegations attending the COP 16.

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    The State of the Arctic 2009

    The Arctic Report Cards are a timely source of clear, reliable and concise information on the state of the Arctic. The 2009 Arctic Report Cards was released last week.

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    Effects of Sea-ice Loss on Biodiversity

    Thirty scientists, managers and community experts met in Vancouver, Canada, with the purpose to develop a technical report on what effects sea-ice reduction has on biodiversity in the Arctic. The Arctic Council Working Group on Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), organized and managed the workshop.

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    Monitoring Polar Bears

    On 19-22 February 2011, twenty-two scientists, managers and community experts from Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia and the United States, met in Edmonton, Canada, to develop a Pan-Arctic Monitoring Plan for Polar Bears.