CONSERVATION OF ARCTIC FLORA AND FAUNA CAFF. WORK PLAN 2002 – 2004.
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
"The CAFF Work Plan for 2002-04 specifies actions agreed upon by the eight Arctic Council members states to be undertaken during the period in cooperation with Permanent Participants, Arctic Council Observers, and other interested parties. The CAFF Work Plan 2002-2004 follows the format of and represents steps toward implementing the strategic document, “Arctic Flora and Fauna: Recommendations for Conservation”, which has been submitted for endorsement at the Third Arctic Council ministerial meeting in October 2002. Work Plan items are carried out in a cooperative fashion under the leadership of an assigned lead country or countries. Work Plan items will be implemented by CAFF X, unless an earlier date is provided. CAFF recognises the need for capacity building in the Arctic region, where rapid changes in globalisation, climate change, transitional economies, and growing pressures on ecological and culture resources require the development and application of new approaches and new solutions. In implementing its work plan, the CAFF program will make efforts to actively contribute to advancing the capacity building agenda of the Arctic Council. CAFF will also enhance efforts to communicate its work and the results of CAFF projects to ensure that communities, regional organisations, national audiences and international organisations are aware of CAFF’s work, and the contribution of these efforts to the well being of Arctic residents and the conservation of Arctic flora and fauna."