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News: Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

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

Arctic Council working groups complete documents for Ministerial

Last week three of the Arctic Council working groups held their last meetings before the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in May.
20 Feb 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

New APECS director eager to begin shaping the future of polar research

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) was founded in 2006 as a branch of the 4th International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008. During the IPY conference Fr...
07 Jun 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 Arctic Council at IPY From Knowledge to Action

The final International Polar Year (IPY) conference will be held in Montréal, Canada April 22-27. Over 2,500 participants are expected. Attendees include Arctic and Antar...
20 Apr 2012

The Experts Group on Arctic Ecosystem-Based Management met in Gothenburg

The Arctic Council Experts Group on Arctic Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) met to work towards a common understanding on Ecosystem Based Management in the Arctic.
19 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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