ItemArctic Report Card 2011(2011) Richter-Menge, J.; Jeffries, M.O.; Overland, J.E.The Arctic Report Card reflects the work of an international team of 121 researchers in 14 countries and is based upon published and ongoing scientific research. Peer-review of the scientific content of the report card was facilitated by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment (AMAP) Program. The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP), the cornerstone program of the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group, provides leadership on the biodiversity elements of the report card. The Report Card is lead by an inter-agency team from NOAA, the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research. Support for the Arctic Report Card is provided by the NOAA Climate Program Office through the Arctic Research Program. ItemThe State of Protected Areas in the Circumpolar Arctic 1994(1994) CAFFThis report is divided into three main parts. Part one provides information on the various types of habitat classification in the Arctic countries and an overview of the Protected Areas System in each of the countries. Included are descriptions of the methods used for site designation and the legal and administrative instruments in place. Facilities and the types of activity within the protected areas of each country are also described, Several countries have identified gaps in their protected area system and these have been reported on. As well, part one introduces topics of threats, both actual and potential, to Arctic habitats and habitat conservation outside protected areas. Part two of the report consists of a directory of protected areas of the Arctic, on a country by country basis. Part three of the report consists of literature, references and appendices, and also includes a submission by the non-governmental organisation community on its recommendations for habitat protection in the Arctic. ItemECORA: Lessons learned(Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-05) Larsen, Thor S.; Kurvits, Tiina; Kuznetsov, Evgeny; Láurusson, Kári Fannar; Barry, TomThe project aimed to secure the integrity of some of the world’s last remaining pristine areas and support the livelihoods of indigenous and local peoples. The development objective of the project was the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Russian Arctic. The immediate objective was the adoption and initial implementation of integrated ecosystem management strategies and action plans in three Model Areas representing different ecosystems and anthropogenic pressures: Kolguev Island in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO), Kolyma River Basin in Sakha Republic/Yakutia, and Beringovsky District in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (ChAO) (see table 1 and figure 1). By building on national policies and priorities, the project aimed to demonstrate how IEM can be used to achieve ecological, economic, and social goals for local and global benefits. It was also important to develop processes that allow stakeholders to participate in an open and meaningful way. ItemCircumpolar Protected Areas Monitoring Workshop Report: Gridwood, U.S.A.: March 28-30, 2011(Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-03) Gilbert, Castellanos; Svoboda, MichaelThe goal of the workshop was (i) for selected protected area experts and practitioners to discuss relevant arctic protected areas issues and opportunities for coordinated approaches to biodiversity monitoring, (2) to review the provide opportunity for all Arctic Council country and permanent participants to share key monitoring considerations for the group to address; (3)and provide direction and enhancements to the draft protected area discussion paper in preparation for the development of an arctic protected area monitoring framework. ItemCircumpolar Protected Areas Monitoring: Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring Scheme Background Paper(Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-03) Livingston, D.Background paper for an Arctic protected areas monitoring scheme that would identify a suite of biodiversity monitoring measures that would be commonly monitored across the Arctic and implemented in a standardized way by each agency. This initiative is intended to enable coordinated reporting of biodiversity in Arctic protected areas and to provide a circumpolar understanding of change occurring within protected areas around the Arctic region.