ARCTIC BIODIVERSITY. Note by the Executive Secretary. SUGGESTED RECOMMENDATIONS.
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
I. INTRODUCTION 1. The tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in decision X/13 on new and emerging issues, invited the Arctic Council to provide relevant information and assessments of Arctic biodiversity, in particular information generated through the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) of the Arctic Council‟s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group, for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. 2. In response to this invitation, the following report was prepared by the Executive Secretary of the International Secretariat of the Working Group of the Arctic Council on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and is presented to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. The report presents an overview of the activities of CAFF and highlights current and planned work within CAFF that will contribute to the objectives of the process of the Convention on Biological Diversity, namely the tracking of the status and trends in biodiversity across the Arctic.