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Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity: 5 Trends to Know

The Arctic is home to thousands of unique species that have remarkably adapted to survive the region’s coldest environments and highly variable climatic conditions. These...
20 Mar 2020

Increased warming pushing Arctic freshwater ecosystems to the brink

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group has released the first circumpolar assessment of freshwater biodiversity across the Arctic.
29 Sep 2019

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative: a global partnership for Arctic-breeding migratory birds

At the most recent Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting (Rovaniemi, 6-7 May 2019), the Ministers of the Arctic States approved the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna’s ...
23 Aug 2019

Interview with CAFF Chair Mark Marissink

"CAFF’s work is about biodiversity in the Arctic, which is quite unique and inspirational. It’s also about livelihoods for the people who live there. As Arctic count...
19 Jul 2019
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Arctic Council meeting focuses on biodiversity in the Arctic

At the meeting just concluded in Rovaniemi, Finland, the Arctic Council focused its discussions on Arctic biodiversity and received updates from all the Council’s subsidi...
02 Nov 2018
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Interview: Cynthia Jacobson, Chair of CAFF

"From my perspective, we have a clear opportunity now to do things well in the Arctic, and that is what the Arctic Council is all about."
13 Jul 2017
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2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress - 9-11 October 2018

Save the date The 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress October 9-11, 2018 Rovaniemi, Finland
15 Jun 2017
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Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative Workshop in Singapore

Arctic Council Working Group CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna) convened a workshop on the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) East Asian-Australasian Fly...
11 Jan 2017
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CAFF Working Group meets in Kirkenes

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, met for their bi-annual meeting in Kirkenes, Norway from February 2-4...
19 Feb 2016
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Biodiversity Indicators: Land Cover Change Index

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) is developing a suite of indicators to provide a better understandi...
14 Oct 2015
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Arctic Biodiversity Data Service

The goal of the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service is to facilitate access, integration, analysis and display of biodiversity information for scientists, practitioners, man...
24 Sep 2015
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Arctic TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity)

The Arctic TEEB project is producing a Scoping Study that explores the possibilities of capturing the Arctic’s diverse values beyond today’s market mechanisms.
14 Sep 2015
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Actions for Arctic Biodiversity

Actions for Biodiversity 2013-2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), is the implementation plan for the Arctic Biodiversity A...
14 Sep 2015
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CBMP Freshwater Steering Group meets in Copenhagen

This week, the Freshwater Steering Group of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) meets in Copenhagen, Denmark…
18 May 2015
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Arctic shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity

This article, which is focused on shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity in the Arctic, is part of a series highlighting issues from the CAFF's landmark A...
19 Nov 2014
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CAFF and Arctic mapping organizations cooperate on Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure

The Arctic Council Working Group CAFF recently announced a major milestone in scientific cooperation in the Arctic – the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to guide...
18 Jun 2014
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"Our Arctic Birds" event in Kuujjuaq, Canada

On February 12, the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (CAFF) hosted “Our Arctic Birds”, a community event at the Kattitavik Town Hall ...
06 Mar 2014
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Arctic Biodiversity Assessment now available

At the May 2013 Ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, the Arctic Council released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) – a wide-ranging and detailed scientific repor...
27 Feb 2014
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Award-winning CAFF film on Arctic biodiversity

The film "Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity" addresses current biodiversity issues in the Arctic, and ongoing pressures on its ecosystems. It highlights ...
09 Jun 2013
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The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment explores the future of Arctic ecosystems

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) at the Kiruna Minist...
09 Jun 2013
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