Actions for Arctic Biodiversity, 2013-2021: Implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.

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Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
"The Arctic Council Ministers agreed to implement 17 recommendations articulated in the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, Report for Policy Makers (CAFF 2013a). Implementing the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) recommendations requires a combination of building on existing efforts and embarking in new directions. This document, Actions for Biodiversity 2013-2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, comprises the implementation plan for the recommendations. It is a living document that will be reviewed and updated every two years. The plan is not meant to be exhaustive or to replace working group work plans; rather it is complimentary, emphasizing specific actions that address the ABA recommendations. Actions to implement ten of these recommendations commenced during Canada’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2013-2015). Actions to implement all recommendations, including the seven for which actions have not yet begun, will proceed over the next four years, under both the United States and Finnish Chairmanships of the Arctic Council. The phased in plan for all actions is described in this document. This plan was developed in consultation with Arctic Council Working Groups, Task Forces, Observers, and stakeholders."