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|Title:||CAFF Side event at Ramsar COP|
|When:||12.07.2012 12:15 - 13:45|
|Location:||Bucharest International Conference Centre, Room 9|
|Description:||For peat's sake: Arctic wetlands in a changing world. |
Wetlands are among the Arctic's most important and threatened ecosystems. They serve as important migratory corridors and habitat for a disproportionately high number of species and offer critical ecosystem services integral to human survival and development in the region.
Join speakers from the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, and Wetlands International, to learn more about Arctic wetland diversity and distribution, impacts and threats, conservation projects, and connections to Ramsar. Special attention will be paid to CAFF´s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) an international network working to harmonize and integrate efforts to monitor the Arctic's living resources, and the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) project, a major scientific undertaking to describe the current status and trends of Arctic biodiversity. In addition, learn how a recent Resolution of Cooperation with Ramsar will contribute to knowledge sharing and an enhanced capacity for understanding change in Arctic ecosystems.
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