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    CAFF Arctic Pollinator Monitoring Workshop Biographic Information
    (CAFF, 2022-02) CAFF
    The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme published the State of the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Report (START) in May 2021. The START assessed the status and trends of terrestrial Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs)—including vegetation, arthropods, birds, and mammals—across the Arctic and identified monitoring gaps and recommendations. There is currently a large gap in our knowledge and understanding of the arthropod fauna of the Arctic, and for large areas of the Arctic little is known about pollinators. An Arctic Pollinator Expert Network is needed to share information and increase coordination on pollinator monitoring and to implement START monitoring recommendations. On 22 February 2022, there was a CAFF Arctic Pollinator Monitoring Virtual Workshop. Workshop objectives included: 1) improved understanding of current and future Arctic pollinator monitoring efforts, 2) increased awareness, support, and implementation of START monitoring recommendations for pollinators, and 3) strengthened relationships. This document is a list of biographic information from many of the workshop participants.
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    Arctic Pollinator Monitoring Workshop Report.
    (CAFF, 2022-02) Burns, M.L.; Burns, C. T.; Oberndorfer, E.; Rykken, J.J.; MacNearney, D.
    In February 2022, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) hosted the Arctic Pollinator Monitoring Virtual Workshop. The 62 participants included attendees from 10 countries, Indigenous organizations, and presenters from eight Arctic Nations (Appendix A). For the first time, Arctic pollinator experts and monitoring agencies met to communicate existing and upcoming Arctic pollinator research, identify knowledge gaps, and build new partnerships, with a goal of coordinating monitoring efforts to inform effective conservation strategies across the Arctic. Identified research and monitoring needs included developing shared inventory and monitoring protocols, centralizing data storage and sharing, broadening the geographic scope of pollinator sampling across the Arctic, increasing taxonomic support through traditional and new approaches, working in partnership with Arctic Indigenous Knowledge holders and Arctic communities, and securing long-term funding to support Arctic pollinator monitoring. This report summarizes and synthesizes the knowledge shared during the Arctic Pollinator Monitoring Virtual Workshop, and makes recommendations for developing coordinated pollinator monitoring across the Arctic. These recommendations include summarizing existing literature and monitoring programs, developing a collaborative monitoring framework, partnering with Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Arctic residents, and supporting emerging monitoring technologies. This report is based on the expertise, knowledge and perspectives of workshop attendees shared during the workshop and may not represent the views of their national governments
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    Rif Field Station Ecosystem Monitoring
    (2018) CAFF
    Rif Field Station Ecosystem Monitoring - Freshwater and Terrestrial Monitoring Plan May 2018. Developed with the direction of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) as part of INTERACT Work Package 7.
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    Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Canada, 2015
    (2015) CAFF
    A 2015 update on the implementation of the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Canada.
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    The Development of A Pan-Arctic Monitoring Plan for Polar Bears: Edmonton, Canada: February 19-21, 2011
    (2011) CAFF
    Twenty-two scientists, managers and community experts from the five Arctic polar bear nations, met in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to help develop a pan-Arctic monitoring plan for polar bears as part of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF). Invitations were extended to individuals who participated on the basis of their expertise on polar bears or their role in monitoring. The workshop was funded by the US Marine Mammal Commission.