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New Arctic Contaminants Project

Industrial development of the Arctic has been accompanied by waste accumulation, especially in the vicinity of indigenous villages. This represents a growing threat to sa...
23 Nov 2011
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CAFF Works with the CBD on Arctic biodiversity

In a guest article for the Biodiversity Policy and Practice website, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group Executive Secretary Tom Barry outlines th...
21 Nov 2011
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Successful Meeting in Luleå

The first SAO meeting organized under the Swedish Chairmanship was a success. Approximately 160 people attended the meeting which took place at the Luleå Technical Univer...
10 Nov 2011
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CAFF Event on Arctic Biodiversity

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, invites you to attend a special side event discussing THE VIEW FR...
03 Nov 2011
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Arctic Trends and the ABA

The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) was endorsed by the Arctic Council in 2006. The aims of the ABA are to provide a much needed description of the current state of ...
25 Oct 2011
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Russia allocates EUR 10M towards Pollution Prevention Initiatives

On Tuesday 4 October 2011, the Russian Government signed an agreement allocating up to EUR 10 million to the implementation of Arctic Council priority projects. The fu...
06 Oct 2011
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Arctic Data

A wealth of data is collected and assessed by the Arctic Council. The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (P...
21 Sep 2011
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Assessments

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna's assessments provide vital descriptions of the current state of Arctic biodiversity. These efforts create scientific base...
21 Sep 2011
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Next stop: Luleå

The Swedish Chairmanship 2011-2013 From 12 May 2011 Sweden is chairing the Arctic Council. In its chairmanship programme, Sweden intends to focus on several issues su...
26 Jul 2011
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EPPR Meets in Canada's Yukon Territory

Canada hosted the meeting of the Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group of the Arctic Council in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory which took pla...
23 Jun 2011
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SWIPA

The Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) Assessment was formally delivered by AMAP to the 7th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Nuuk on 12 May 2011.
14 Jun 2011
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Arctic negotiations under way

A cool Arctic sun shone down on the Katuaq Cultural Centre in Greenland’s capital as talks between the countries of the Arctic Council got under way on Monday. Representa...
10 May 2011
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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: “A...
04 May 2011
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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.
03 May 2011
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Arctic Biodiversity

The Arctic contains many species not found elsewhere, and many habitats and ecological processes and adaptations that are unique. These include the seasonal bursts of lif...
02 May 2011
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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 biodiv...
02 May 2011
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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 de...
08 Mar 2011
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