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News: Biodiversity

The Arctic Species Trend Index

This article is part of a series highlighting issues from the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group’s landmark Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. This...
04 Sep 2014

Protected areas in the Arctic Region

This article is part of a series highlighting issues from the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group’s landmark Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. This...
21 Aug 2014

Migratory Birds - Connecting Continents

This article is part of a series highlighting issues from the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group’s landmark Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. This...
06 Aug 2014

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

Arctic Biodiversity Congress proposal invite

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, is arranging the Arctic Biodiversity Congress in Trondheim, Norwa...
24 Mar 2014

"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

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

Sea ice loss means changes for Arctic species and communities

The Arctic Council Working Group, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) has released the “Life Linked to Ice: a guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in th...
23 Oct 2013

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 key issues...
09 Jun 2013

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

CAFF signs Resolution of Cooperation with Ramsar and AEWA

On July 12 the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and the Ramsar Secretariat signed a Resolution of Cooperation, at the 11th Ramsar Conference of the Parties, in Buch...
16 Jul 2012

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: a Policy Development Workshop

On 14-15 May 2012, the Conservation of Arctic Fauna and Flora (CAFF) working group organized a workshop to discuss ideas to inform the policy process resulting from the A...
25 May 2012

ASTI media event at IPY inspires articles

On Monday April 23 The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group hosted a media event to present the updated version of the Arctic Species Trend Index (...
24 Apr 2012

The CBMP receives GEO BON endorsement

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP), the cornerstone program of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group, received official end...
07 Feb 2012

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

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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