Recent Submissions

  • Arctic Wildland Fire Sharing Circle Summary Report 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2022-03)
    The Arctic Wildland Fire Sharing Circle, held in November 2021, brought together multiple Working Groups,diverse participants, and a range of projects active and planned for the Arctic in an innovative way to learn,share, ...
  • Case studies: Working with Indigenous Communities on Migratory Birds-case studies of relevance to the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) 

    CAFF (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    Case studies of relevance to the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI)
  • Review of plastic pollution policies of Arctic countries in relation to seabirds 

    CAFF (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    This report is part of an initiative by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council to better understand the effects of plastic pollution in the ocean on Arctic seabirds. Developed ...
  • Developing a program to monitor plastic pollution in seabirds in the pan-Arctic region 

    CAFF (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    Developing a program to monitor plastic pollution in seabirds in the pan-Arctic region.
  • Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers: Progress Report 2017-2019 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
    Arctic biodiversity is essential for the physical and spiritual well-being of Indigenous Peoples who have a unique relationship to their environment. The connection that Indigenous Peoples have to the Arctic environment ...
  • Traditional Knowledge: Progress Report 2017-2019 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    The Arctic Council recognizes the importance of Traditional Knowledge (TK) and there is a growing appreciation for utilizing TK, Local Knowledge and science through a collaborative approach. This progress report provides ...
  • Sustainable Management and Resilience of Arctic Wetlands Scoping Study - Results / findings from phase 1 (2019) 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council (www.caff.is) is undertaking an initiative on enhancing engagement at all levels (technical, policy, etc) in relation to the roles and ...
  • 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.
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Scoping Study for the Arctic. 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015-09)
    This report presents the results of the scoping study on ecosystem services and the application of a TEEB approach and methodology in the Arctic. The report includes: 1) Results from compiling and synthesizing information, ...
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Scoping Study for the Arctic. Executive Summary. 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015-09)
    The report presents the results of the scoping study on ecosystem services and the application of a TEEB approach and methodology in the Arctic and concludes with options for follow-up work.
  • The Arctic Species Trend Index: Migratory Birds Index 

    Deinet, S.; Zöckler, C.; Jacoby, D.; Tresize, E.; Marconi, V.; McRae, L.; Svobods, M.; Barry, T. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)., 2015)
    This report aims to describe the broad-scale trends necessary for designing and targeting informed conservation strategies at the flyway level to address these reported declines. To do this, we examine abundance change in ...
  • Arctic Seabirds Breeding in the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Area: Status and Trends 

    Hentati-Sundberg, Jonas (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-03)
    This report summarizes population status and trends for 19 populations of Arctic seabirds. It is compiled as an input to the 2012 African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory ...
  • Pan-Arctic Checklist of Lichens and Lichenicolous Fungi 

    Kristinsson, Hörður; Zhurbenko, Mikhall; Steen Hansen, Eric (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2010-07)
    A complete list of Arctic lichens and lichenicolous fungi in support of the development of a list of rare and endemic lichens of the Arctic. Such a list has been developed for vascular plants.
  • Seabird Harvest in the Arctic 

    Merkel, Flemming; Barry, Tom (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2008-09)
    As assessment of seabird harvest in the Arctic by the Circumpolar Seabird Group (CBird). Whether seabird harvest is a real conservation concern is often not addressed or poorly documented in the circumpolar region due ...
  • Aleut Ethnobotany: An Annotated Bibliography 

    Veltre, Douglas W.; Pendleton, Catherine L.; Schively, Stephanie A.; Hay, Jessica A.; Tatarenkova, Natalia (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2006-10)
    An initial examination of the literature pertaining to the traditional, historical, and contemporary Aleut use of plant resources.
  • Distribution of Murres Outside the Breeding Season: Circumpolar Murre Banding Program 

    Petersen, Aevar; Bakken, Vidar (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2004)
    A proposal for a co-operative banding (called ringing in the UK) project between the Arctic countries, which are responsible for the total breeding population of Thick-billed Murres (called Brünnich’s Guillemots in the UK) ...
  • Conservation Value of Sacred Sites of Indigenous People of the Arctic: A Case Study in Northern Russia 

    Unknown author (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2004)
    Working with Indigenous communities, organizations and researchers in the Yamal and Koryak Autonomous Okrugs to address conservation and cultural heritage on a large scale.
  • Values of Arctic Protected Areas: A Summary 

    Pagnan, Jeanne; Legare, Gregg (Published by Parks Canada on behalf of the Conservation of Flora and Fauna Program of the Arctic Council. This publication was made possible by funding assistance from Environment Canada., 2002)
    Descriptions of the natural physical, natural ecological, economic, cultural, subsistence use, educations, landscape, societal, scientific and recreational values of Arctic protected areas.
  • Protected Areas of the Arctic: Conserving a Full Range of Values 

    Pagnan, Jeanne (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2002)
    A report discussing the multitude of values found in Arctic protected areas. It presents case studies that demonstrate how protected areas conserve such values. The case studies also show that protected areas in the Arctic ...

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