The Circumpolar Protected Areas Network (CPAN) Group was operational from 1996 to 2010. It promoted the development of a protected areas network that would maintain ecosystem health and dynamic biodiversity of the Arctic region. Its objective was to identify current and emerging protected area issues to resolve them.
It was recognized that CPAN overlapped many mandates and goals of other CAFF programs and projects including the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment and the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, especially the Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring group
Read more about CPAN in the CPAN Strategy & Action Plan (1996) and many more of their assessments, index, strategies and publications.