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State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report what's happening in the Arctic's oceans?

Bearded seal. Audun Rikardsen

Protected Areas Index update on protected areas in the Arctic

Arctic Invasive Alien Species (ARIAS) Strategy and Action Plan

Brown rat. Jean-Jacques Boujot/Flickr.com

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) saving Arctic birds

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Educational resources Educational toolkits for children and teachers

Actions for Arctic Biodiversity 2013-2021 implementing the recommendations from the ABA

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Latest News

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Arctic Biodiversity Assessment status and trends

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Publications

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The average population of Arctic species increased by 16% between 1970 and 2004

however, this is not consistent across biomes, regions, and taxa. (Source: ASTI 2010)

 

High Arctic species populations have decreased by an average of 26% between 1970 and 2004.

(Source: ASTI 2010)

 

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Of the 21 Northern languages that have gone extinct, 48% of those have disappeared since 1990.

This indicates an increasing rate of language extinction. (Source: ABA 2013)

 

wetlands

More than 50% of the world's wetlands are in the Arctic and sub-Arctic

Wetlands are important for carbon storage and water cycling. (Source: ABA 2013)

 

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The ivory gull, a high Arctic species has decreased by 80% (since the 1980s)

on its Canadian range. (Source: ABA 2013)

 

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Polar bears are affected by decreasing sea ice

The global population of polar bears is predicted to decrease by 30% in the next 45 years. (Source: ABA 2013)

 



Protected and Important Areas

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CBMP Monitoring Plans

The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS)

Policy recommendations from key CAFF reports

Invasive Species

Webinar Series


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Marine monitoring

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Freshwater monitoring

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Terrestrial monitoring

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Coastal monitoring

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