Executive Summary, Framework Document. Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program.
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
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"The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) has evolved in response to the mandate of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF). The program is rooted in the Co-operative Strategy for the Conservation of Biological Diversity in the Arctic Region (1997), which was endorsed by the Arctic Council Ministers. More recently in the Inari Declaration of 2002, the Arctic Council Ministers endorsed the Arctic Flora and Fauna Recommendations for Conservation and directed CAFF to develop the CBMB. In 2002, the Arctic Council Ministers also referred to cooperative efforts for monitoring between CAFF and Arctic Monitoring Assessment Program (AMAP). Lastly this program responds to the scientific recommendations under the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) Scientific Report (2004)." /.../