Community Based Monitoring


Recent Submissions

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    Arctic Traditional Knowledge and Wisdom: Changes in the North American Arctic
    (2017) CAFF
    This report, written in large part by Arctic indigenous peoples, acknowledges the importance of including Arctic indigenous peoples Traditional Knowledge and Wisdom (TK&W) in scientific efforts to fully understand the nature of biodiversity and biodiversity changes in the North. It argues that without this input included in a systemic way throughout the scientific community we will never know the real scope of shifts occurring within the myriad of diverse northern biological and ecological systems.
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    How to Include Community Based Monitoring and Traditional Knowledge into the SAON Process- a Proposal on Ways Forward
    (2009) CAFF
    At a teleconference on June 16th 2009 of the SAON‐Steering Group (SG) an action plan for the next stage in the SAON process was discussed. It was determined that item 2.c of the action plan is important and work should be started to consider how this could be implemented. Under ‘Stakeholder Consultations’, Item 2.c states: “Bring together representatives of Arctic communities and Indigenous Peoples with members of the scientific community to discuss approaches to improve integration of local and indigenous knowledge with scientific knowledge and for increasing engagement of local and indigenous people in Arctic observing network.”
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    Project Summary: Bering Sea Sub-Network II
    (2015) CAFF
    This document summarises the work of the Bering Sea Sub-Network (BSSN) II project, which provided a means for remote Indigenous villages around the Bering Sea to communicate their observations about the environment and subsistence harvest.
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    Traditional Knowledge & Community-based Monitoring. Progress Report.
    (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015-04) Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
    The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Arctic Council working group has a longstanding recognition of the importance of Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Community Based Monitoring (CBM) and has endeavored to incorporate them into its work plans. This includes in particular the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) and the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA). TK and CBM are often discussed together, however, CAFF recognizes them as distinct, understanding that TK is a systematic way of knowing and CBM as a tool used to collect observation data. Over the past few years, considerable progress has been made in initiatives to engage TK and CBM that furthers the goals of the Arctic Council, including Canadian Chairmanship priorities. This progress report provides a brief summary of CAFF's work in this area and next steps in facilitating engaging TK and CBM.
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    ECORA: Lessons learned
    (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-05) Larsen, Thor S.; Kurvits, Tiina; Kuznetsov, Evgeny; Láurusson, Kári Fannar; Barry, Tom
    The 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.