Recent Submissions

  • ARCTIC YOUTH ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY: 2021-2026 

    CAFF (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    This document outlines the need for youth engagement and why it is valuable; it also addresses some key considerations and possible opportunities that CAFF should take into account as it implements future work.
  • Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands - key findings and recommendations 

    CAFF (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    The purpose of the Resilience and management of Arctic Wetlands (RAW) initiative is to strengthen engagement on the roles and functions of wetlands as a resource to support sustainable development and resilience in the ...
  • Strategic Plan for the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (2021-2025) 

    CAFF (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    This Strategic Plan defines the overarching goals of the CBMP for 2021-2025 and outlines objectives and relevant activities in support of those goals. It guides the management of the program and helps ensure the program’s ...
  • The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative Workplan 2019-2023 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
    The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI), is a project of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council. AMBI is designed to improve the conservation status and ...
  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Arctic Mining Challenges and Proposed Solutions 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    The Arctic region is changing in rapid and unprecedented ways. The Arctic Council, an international forum comprised of the eight Arctic countries1, six Indigenous Peoples organizations2, and others interested in the Arctic ...
  • Actions for Arctic Biodiversity: Progress Report 2017-2019 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    A progress on CAFF's activities to implement the Actions for Arctic Biodiversity during 2017-2019. The Actions for Arctic Biodiversity, 2013-2021 (Action Plan) comprises the implementation plan for the recommendations ...
  • Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI): Revised Workplan 2015-2019. CAFF Strategies Series No. 6 

    Syroechkovskiy, E.; Provencher; Johnston, J. V.; Crockford, N.; Lanctot, R. B.; Millington, S.; Clay, R.; Donaldson, G.; Ekker, M.; Gilchrist, G.; Black, A.; Crawford, R.; Price, C.; Barry, T. (CAFF, 2018)
    The East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) is a migratory corridor that stretches from the Russian Far East and Alaska, southwards through East Asia and Southeast Asia, to Australia and New Zealand, encompassing 22 countries ...
  • 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 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (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 ...
  • The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI): East Asian-Australasian Flyway fact sheet 

    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.
  • Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure: Concept paper. 

    Skedsmo, Martin; Palmér, Owe; Sørensen, Eskild L.; Ursinn, Heli (CAFF International Secretariat, 2011-01)
    As a result many of the existing datasets are distributed throughout many organisations. They are often not integrated or coordinated and it is difficult to find an environment in which these diverse datasets can be combined ...
  • Seabird Information Network (SIN): Concept Paper CAFFs Circumpolar Seabird expert group (CBird). 

    Irons, D.; Svoboda, M.; Gill, M.; Petersen, A. (CAFF International Secretariat, 2011)
    One means to enhance seabird conservation is by viewing the seabird resources in the circumpolar region as a single resource rather than a series of seabird colonies divided by countries. To facilitate this broad-scale ...
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP. 2011-13 WORK PLAN. MARCH 2011. 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), 2011)
    Arctic Council working group Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)'s work plan for 2011-2013, submitted to the Arctic Council's 7th Ministerial Meeting in Nuuk, Greenland, May 12 2011.
  • The Alaska Yukon Region of the Circumboreal Vegetation map (CBVM). 

    Jorgensen, T.; Meidlinger, D. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)., 2015)
    "The circumboreal vegetation mapping (CBVM) project is an international collaboration among vegetation scientists to create a new vegetation map of the boreal region at a 1:7.5 million scale with a common legend and mapping ...
  • The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative. Workplan 2015-2019. 

    Johnston, V.; Syroechkovskiy, E.; Crockford, N.; Lanctot, R.B.; Millington, S.; Clay, R.; Donaldson, G.; Ekker, M.; Gilchrist, G.; Black, A.; Crawford, R. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015-03)
    The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI), administered by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group, is a priority project of the Canadian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. AMBI is designed to ...
  • The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI). Protecting Arctic lifestyles and people through migratory bird conservation 

    Appiott, J.; Aubry, Y.; Baldursson, T.; Barry, T.; Beng, H.C.; Black, A.; Yi, C.Y.; Crockford, N.; Donaldson, G.; Gilbert, G.; Gremillet, D.; Hagemeijer, W.; Janishevski, L.; Johnston, V.; Kaufman, I.; Lanctot, R.; Loonen, M.; Marissink, S.; Millington, S.; Moss-Davies, P.; Smith, P.; Smith, R.; Syroechkovskiy, E.; Thaulow, I. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2014-05)
    This report documents the results and next steps of the first Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) expert workshop that took place in Montreal, Canada on February 9th 2014. The AMBI is a CAFF project that seeks to ...
  • International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD): A Foundation for Pan-Arctic biodiversity Studies Concept Paper 

    Walker, D.A.; Raynolds, M.K. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-12)
    An International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD), an essential first step in developing a pan-Arctic ecological information system for use in research, nature conservation, education and policy making. This would be the ...
  • ECORA: Lessons learned 

    Larsen, Thor S.; Kurvits, Tiina; Kuznetsov, Evgeny (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-05)
    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 ...
  • Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM): Mapping the Green Halo Concept Paper 

    Talbot, Stephen S.; Meades, William J. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-10)
    The CBVM is a subgroup of vegetation scientists within the CAFF Flora Group and the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) devoted to mapping the vegetation of the boreal region. Currently, vegetation maps ...
  • Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI): Project Plan 

    Palmér, Owe; Skedsmo, Martin; Guðmundsson, Magnus; Finnbogadóttir, Eyðís; Barry, Tom; Ursin, Heli; Thaulow, Inge; Obinyakov, Vladimir; Nebert, Douglas; O'Brien, Douglas; Weiss Hartmann, Jens Petter (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-05)
    A project plan that outlines the vision, background, purpose and framework for an internationally agreed upon Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) that will provide for access to spatially related reliable information ...

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