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Short documents issued twice a year providing an update to Senior Arctic Officials on the progress of CAFF programs and activities.

Progress Reports to Arctic Council Ministers

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CAFF Founding Documents

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Summaries from CAFF Board Meetings

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Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme: implementing the Strategic plan 2018-2021: Progress report 2019

CAFF CBMPStrategy ProgressReport 2019 1The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) plays a key role in supporting CAFFs mandate to address the conservation of Arctic biodiversity, communicate findings to the governments and residents of the Arctic, and help to promote practices that ensure the sustainability of the Arctics living resources.

Actions for Biodiversity 2013- 2021: implementing the recommendations of the ABA. Progress Report 2017

CAFF ABA ProgressReport 2017 01022017 1The Actions for Arctic Biodiversity, 2013-2021 (Action Plan) comprises the implementation plan for the ABA recommendations. It is a living document that is 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 ABA recommendations.

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative: East Asian-Australasian Flyway Crosswalk Summary Results

This crosswalk analysis compares AMBI programme objectives and actions with those identified in complementary migratory bird agreements, conservation plans, environmental cooperation frameworks, and development agreements in the East Asian-Australasian flyway region.

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative: African Eurasian Crosswalk Summary Results

This crosswalk analysis compares AMBIprogramme objectives and actions with those identified in complementary migratory bird agreements, conservation plans, environmental cooperation frameworks, and development agreements in the African-Eurasian flyway region.

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative: African Eurasian Flyway (English, Français, Português, Español)

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative African-Eurasian Flyway Workplan 2019-2023 available in English, French (Français), Portuguese (Português), and Spanish (Español). 

Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (Arctic SDI): Progress Report 2019

This document provides an update on activities pertaining to the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure, May 2019.

Actions for Arctic Biodiversity: Progress Report 2017-2019

ABA Imple 2017 2019A progress on CAFF's activities to implement the Actions for Arctic Biodiversity during 2017-2019.

Arctic Biodiversity Data Service: Progress Report 2017-2019

ABDS 2017 2019Progress report on CAFF's activities on the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) 2017-2019.

Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers - Progress Report 2017-2019

A progress report on actions and activities for the Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers project.

Traditional Knowledge - Progress Report 2017-2019

An update on CAFF's activities and actiosn pertaining to Traditional Knowledge during 2017-2019.

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Strategic Plan: 2018-2021

CBMP StrategicPlan 2018 2021The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program's (CBMP) Strategic Plan is intended to explain the overarching goals of the CBMP for the period 2018-2021, and to outline actions to deliver on those goals. It will guide the management of the program and help ensure the programs continued relevance to the needs of the Arctic States, Permanent Participants, scientific and Arctic communities, and other partners.

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Maine, USA, October 2016

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Maine, USA, October 2016 meeting.

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Oulu, Finland, October 2017

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Oulu, Finland, October 2017 meeting.

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Juneau, USA, March 2017

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Juneau, USA, March 2017 meeting.

One Arctic: Diversity of Life: Emphasis areas for the U.S. Chairmanship of CAFF, 2017-2019

US BrochureThe U.S. Chairmanship of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group is proud to support the diverse communities, wildlife, lands, and marine areas of the Arctic. Find out more here.

AMBI Mid-term Evaluation, 2017

This report provides an implementation evaluation of the first half of the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI).

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Fairbanks, USA, March 2016

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Fairbanks, USA, March 2016 meeting.

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Anchorage, USA, October 2015

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Anchorage, USA October 2015 meeting. 

This project plan outlines the goals and actions to be undertaken in an Arctic Invasive Alien Species project.

This document, Actions for Biodiversity 2013- 2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, comprises the implementation plan for the 17 recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA).

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.

(in Korean)

The Resolution of Cooperation between the CAFF Secretariat and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat.

Resolution of Cooperation between CAFF and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Resolution of Cooperation between CAFF and the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

The Resolution of Cooperation between CAFF and the East Asian-Australasian Flyways Partnership (EAAFP).

The Resolution of Cooperation between CAFF and teh Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).

The Resolution of Cooperation between CAFF and the UN Convention of Biological Diversity.

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) Work Plan 2015-2019 REVISED

REVISED

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) is designed to improve the conservation status and secure the long-term sustainability of declining Arctic breeding migratory bird populations. This work plan identifies key actions over four years.

AMBI will have a positive impact on societies for whom migratory birds are a source of livelihood and spiritual inspiration. AMBI also provides an early implementation of Recommendation #8 of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment to reduce stressors on migratory species range-wide. 

This document outlines CAFF's key deliverables since the 2013 Arctic Council Ministerial and identifies key projects and activities to be delivered in 2015-2017.

An update on the activities and actions surrounding the implementation of the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS).

Memorandum of Cooperation of the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI).

A progress report to the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, Iqaluit, Canada, April 2015 on CAFF's traditional knowledge and community-based monitoring work.

This next generation CBMP strategic plan will focus on continuing to implement those strategies while allowing for greater emphasis on interpretation, integration and communication of biodiversity information resulting from the CBMP Monitoring Plans. This plan outlines ongoing efforts to establish and maintain steering groups to implement the monitoring plans and manage and provide that information for ongoing and future assessments of Arctic biodiversity.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Whitehorse, Canada October 2013 meeting (2 page Fall format).

 

Also available in Russian / на русском языке

This document details the CAFF Communications Strategy including goals, audiences and potential techniques to employ to reach audiences. This document is considered a "living" document, subject to frequent changes.

This document outlines the projects and activities CAFF plans to undertake for the 2013 – 2015 ministerial period.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Haparanda, Sweden November 2012 meeting.

 

Available in Russian / на русском языке

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Washington, U.S.A.: November 1999

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Washington, U.S.A. meeting, November 1999.


A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Reykjavik, Iceland, September 2003 meeting.

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Tromso, Norway: April 2007

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Tromso, Norway April 2007 meeting.

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Oulu, Finland: May 2002

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Oulu, Finland meeting, May 2002.

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Nuuk, Greenland, September, 1997

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Nuuk, Greenland September 1997 meeting.

CAFF Progress Report to Senior Arctic Officials: Espoo, Finland: November, 2001

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Espoo, Finland meeting, November 2001.

CAFF International Working Group Proceedings: 9th Annual Meeting, Abisko, Sweden, August 28-30, 2002

An update from the CAFF Working Group after the 9th Annual Meeting, Abisko, Sweden, August 28-30, 2002.

An update from the CAFF Workign Group after the 8th Annual Meeting, Trondheim, Norway, September 6-9, 2000.

An update from the CAFF Working Group after the 7th Annual Meeting, Yellowknife, Canada, April 28-30, 1999.


An update from the CAFF Working Group after the 6th Annual Meeting, Nuuk, Greenland, September 27-30, 1997.

CAFF International Working Group Proceedings: 5th Annual Meeting, Rovaniemi, Finland, September 9-11, 1996

An update from the CAFF Working Group after the 5th Annual Meeting, Rovaniemi, Finland, September 9-11, 1996.

CAFF International Working Group Proceedings: 4th Annual Meeting, Moscow, Russia, September 18-22, 1995

An update from the CAFF Working Group after the 4th Annual Meeting, in Moscow, Russia, September 18-22, 1996.


An update from the CAFF Working Group after the 3rd Annual Meeting, in Reykjavik, Iceland, September 26-28, 1994.

CAFF Board Meeting: Summary, Helsinki, Finland, February 13-15, 2003

CAFF Board Meeting update from Helsinki, Finland, February 13-15, 2003.

CAFF Board Meeting: Summary, Helsinki, Finland, February 1-3, 2005

CAFF Board Meeting update from Helsinki, Finland, February 1-3, 2005.

CAFF Board Meeting: Summary, Girdwood, Alaska, March 11-13, 2003


CAFF Board Meeting update from Girdwood, Alaska, March 11-13, 2003.

CAFF Board Meeting: Summary, Akureyri, Iceland, April 9-10, 2002

CAFF Board Meeting update from Akureyri, Iceland, April 9-10, 2002.

CAFF Board Meeting: Summary, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 8-10, 2000

CAFF Board Meeting update from the Copenhagen, Denmark meeting, May 8-10, 2000.

CAFF Board Meeting: Summary, Homer, Alaska, November 18-20, 2003


CAFF Board Meeting update from the Homer, Alaska meeting, November 18-20, 2003.

CAFF Board Meeting: Summary, Stockholm, Sweden, April 2-4, 2001

CAFF Board Meeting update from the Stockholm, Sweden meeting, April 2-4, 2001.

CAFF Board Meeting: Summary, Trondheim, Norway, December 13-15, 1999


CAFF Board Meeting update from the Trondheim, Norway meeting, December 13-15, 1999.

CAFF Board Meeting update from the Uppsala, Sweden meeting, August 29-30, 2001.

A document that discusses cooperation and collaboration between AMAP and CAFF on various activities including monitoring and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

A summary of major CAFF activities, projects and programs as discussed at the CAFF Board meeting held in Salekhard, Russia, February 28-March 1, 2012.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Yakutsk, Russia, April 6-7, 2005 meeting.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Tórshavn, Faroe Islands October 2010 meeting.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Syktyvkar, Russia, April 26-27, 2006 meeting.


A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Svolvær, Norway, April 2008 meeting.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Stockholm, Sweden March 2012 meeting.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Narvik, Norway, November 2007.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Lulea, Sweden, November 8-9, 2011 meeting.

 

Available in Russian / на русском языке

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, October 2005 meeting.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Copenhagen, Denmark November 2009 meeting.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Illulisaat, Greenland, April 2010 meeting.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Kautokeino, Norway November 2008 meeting.

A CAFF progress report to the Senior Arctic Officials at their Alta, Norway June 1997 meeting.

A summary of CAFF programs, projects and activities from 2004-2006 to the Senior Arctic Officials and Arctic Council Ministers.

The operating guidelines of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) including the management, role of the international secretariat, role and managemnet of CAFF meetings, subgroups, activities and projects, proposal review and approval, meeting document management, and reporting.


A framework document for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) that outlines CAFF goals, mandate, functions, operating principles, managemnet and implementation, reporting, and resources.

This report presents an overview of CAFF work since the previous Senior Arctic Officials meeting, and a summary of the key issues facing Arctic biodiversity as discussed at the CAFF Biennial meeting.

CAFF Report to Arctic Council Ministerial: Tromso, Norway: April 2009

Provides a summary report to Arctic Council Ministers on major CAFF programs, projects and activities, 2007-2009.

Provides a summary report to Arctic Council Ministers on major CAFF programs, projects and activities, 2009-2011. 

Outlines the goals, objectives, and descriptions of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Expert Working Groups: CAFF's Flora Group (CFG), the Circumpolar Seabird Working Group (CBird), the Circumpolar Protected Areas Network (CPAN).

This document, Actions for Biodiversity 2013- 2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, comprises the implementation plan for the 17 recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA).

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. 

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Arctic Scoping Study is an early implementation pilot project that follows up on specific recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA). 

TEEB aims to bring biodiversity into mainstream decision makingmaking nature an important part of policy related to business, social and economic development, not just policy directly related to environmental management. 

TEEB is a global initiative coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). TEEB draws attention to the benefits that people gain from nature (ecosystem services), including food from fishing and hunting, maintenance of culture, water, enjoyment of wilderness, nature and wildlife, and provision of raw materials. Equally important but less obvious benefits include climate regulation and flood control. TEEB also brings attention to the costs to society when ecosystems are damaged and when plant and animal populations are lost. TEEB provides an analytical approach, tools and guidance that can help make the range of natures benefits more visible when politicians, businesses and others make decisions that might affect these benefits or put them at risk.

The Co-Chairs Report from the Arctic Biodiversity Congress, held December 2-4, 2014.


A document designed to coordinate monitoring activities of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP), as both working groups of the Arctic Council have vested interests in the biological effects of various impact factos including climate change.

Strategic Plan for the Conservation of Arctic Biological Diversity

A planning document that identifies five priority objectives to give the Cooperative Strategic for the Conservation of Biological Diversity in the Arctic Region (1997) effect.

Provides an overall conservation fromework for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and strategic direction relating to the goals of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.


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