CAFF is the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council and consists of National Representatives assigned by each of the eight Arctic Council Member States, representatives of Indigenous Peoples' organizations that are Permanent Participants to the Council, and Arctic Council observer countries and organizations. The CAFF Working Group operates by the Arctic Council Rules of Procedures.

CAFF serves as a vehicle to cooperate on species and habitat management and utilization, to share information on management techniques and regulatory regimes, and to facilitate more knowledgeable decision-making. It provides a mechanism to develop common responses on issues of importance for the Arctic ecosystem such as development and economic pressures, conservation opportunities and political commitments.

Website: www.caff.is

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Recent Submissions

  • State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity; Key Findings and Advice for Monitoring 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, 2017-05-11)
    The State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report (SAMBR), is a product of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CMBP) of the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group. The ...
  • State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, 2017-05-11)
    This State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report (SAMBR) is the first integrated reporting outcome from the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) (Meltofte 2013) ...
  • Arctic Protected Areas; Indicator Report, 2017 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME); Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    CAFF and PAME Working Groups of the Arctic Council developed this indicator report. It provides an overview of the status and trends of protected areas in the Arctic.
  • Arctic Invasive Alien Species: Strategy and Action Plan 2017 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF); Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    Globally, invasive alien species are among the most significant drivers of biodiversity loss (McNeely et al. 2001, Bellard et al. 2016) and, in some ecosystems, they are clearly the primary contributors to species endangerment ...
  • CAFF Workshop on Conservation of Migratory Arctic Birds, Songli, Norway, 10-11 September 2000 

    CAFF (CAFF International Secretariat, Akureyri, Iceland, 2000)
    The theme of the Workshop was ‘Conservation of Migratory Arctic Birds’. The goal of the workshop was to facilitate improved co-ordination and collaboration among Arctic countries sharing migratory bird species and/or ...
  • CAFF / AMAP Workshop on a Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program 

    CAFF; AMAP (CAFF International Secretariat, Iceland / AMAP Secretariat, Norway., 2000-02)
    This Report provides a summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop with full presentations attached as appendices.
  • Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative: 북극 철새 이니셔티브 동아시아 - 대양주 (Korean version) 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (CAFF International Secretariat, 2015)
    A one page description of the priority species, actions and activities of the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI): East Asian-Australasian Flyway. (in Korean)
  • 2013-2021 북극 생물다양성을 위한 행동계획 북극 생물다양성 평가 권고안 이행방안 (Korean version) 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (CAFF International Secretariat, 2015)
    This document, Actions for Biodiversity 2013- 2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, comprises the implementation plan for the 17 recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment ...
  • Pacific Arctic Marine Fishes 

    Mecklenburg, Catherine W.; Mecklenburg, Anthony T.; Sheiko, Boris A.; Steinke, Dirk (CAFF International Secretariat, 2016-05-10)
    This atlas and guide presents results of the Russian American Long-Term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) fish investigations conducted by bottom trawl in the Pacific Arctic region northward from Bering Strait. Species accounts ...
  • ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᑕᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᒧᑦ ᓇᐹᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ (letter North American) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou! (size letter North American)
  • ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᑕᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᒧᑦ ᓇᐹᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ (A4 international) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou! (size A4 international)
  • ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᔪᖅ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᕐᒧᑦ (North American letter size) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming. Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area! (North ...
  • ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᔪᖅ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᕐᒧᑦ (A4 international) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming. Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area! (In ...
  • ᐆᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑕᔪᑦ ᑕᓯᕋᓛᕐᓄᑦ (letter, North America) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    Ponds in the Arctic are full of life! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you get out and explore Arctic ponds and the animals and plants in and around them! (Size letter North American paper)
  • ᐆᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑕᔪᑦ ᑕᓯᕋᓛᕐᓄᑦ (A4 international) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    Ponds in the Arctic are full of life! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you get out and explore Arctic ponds and the animals and plants in and around them! (Size A4 international paper)
  • La vie tributaire de la toundra (North American letter) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou! (North American letter size)
  • La vie tributaire de la toundra (A4 international paper size) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou! (size A4 international)
  • La vie tributaire du printemps (letter North America) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming. Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area! (North ...
  • La vie tributaire du printemps (A4 international) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming. Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area! (In ...
  • La vie tributaire des étangs (letter North America) 

    Eamer Science & Policy (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015)
    Ponds in the Arctic are full of life! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you get out and explore Arctic ponds and the animals and plants in and around them! (Size letter North American paper)

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