Protected and Important Areas


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    Status and Trends for Arctic Conservation Measures
    (CAFF / PAME, 2023-11-01) Barry, Tom; Helgasson, Hólmgrímur; Guðmundsdóttir, Soffía; Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF); Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
    The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) working groups of the Arctic Council developed this update on the 2017 indicator report (CAFF-PAME 2017). It provides an overview of the status and trends of protected areas in the Arctic and an overview of Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures. The data used represents the results of the 2020 update to the Arctic Protected Areas Database submitted by each of the Arctic Council member states. This report uses the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) definition for protected areas (Box 1) which includes a wide range of Management Categories – from strict nature reserves to protection with sustainable use. Consequently, the level of protection and governance of these areas varies throughout the circumpolar region.
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    CPAN Country Updates Report 2004
    (2004) CAFF
    An update report describing actions taken by the CAFF countries to establish new protected areas since the publication of the 1997 CPAN Progress Report.
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    CPAN Principles and Guidelines
    (1996) CAFF
    Principles and guidelines to facilitate a common regional approach to area protection among the eight Arctic countries and to selecting and designing important sites within the Arctic.
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    CPAN Strategy and Action Plan
    (1996) CAFF
    This document will facilitate the implementation of initiatives under the Circumpolar Protected Areas Network (CPAN) to establish an adequate and well managed network of protected areas that have a high probability of maintaining the dynamic biodiversity of the Arctic region in perpetuity.
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    Arctic Marine Areas of Heightened Ecological and Cultural Significance: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) IIC
    (2013) AMAP; CAFF; SDWG
    AMAP/CAFF/SDWG, 2013. Identification of Arctic marine areas of heightened ecological and cultural significance: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) IIc. Oslo. 114 pp.