Strategy for Developing Indices and Indicators to Track Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity
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A strategy for developing indices and indicators for monitoring Arctic biodiversity in the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). Targeted and consistent reporting will help meet the program's information and communication needs.
CAFF Designated Agencies: • Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada • Finnish Ministry of the Environment, Helsinki, Finland • Ministry of the Environment and Nature, Greenland Homerule, Greenland (Kingdom of Denmark) • Faroese Museum of Natural History, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands (Kingdom of Denmark) • Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Reykjavik, Iceland • Directorate for Nature Management, Trondheim, Norway • Russian Federation Ministry of Natural Resources, Moscow, Russia • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Stockholm, Sweden • United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska
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