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CFG Fourth International Workshop: Tórhsavn, Faroe Islands: May 15-18, 2007

A compilation of abstracts presented at the meeting on topics including the Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM), database generation, GLORIA, and the CircumArctic Vegetation Map (CAVM).

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Presentation


A presentation on the Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Selected Indicators of Change report.

CFG-CBVM International Meeting: Uppsala, Sweden: April 1-3, 2009

A compilation of abstracts presented at the meeting on topics including the Circumboreal Vegetation Mapping (CBVM) project, Red Lists, and database development.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #22, Linguistic Diversity

The status and trend of indicator species #22, linguistic diversity, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

CFG-CBVM Fifth International Workshop Proceedings: Helsinki, Finland: November 3-6, 2008

A compilation of abstracts, charter and recommendations on the Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM).

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #21, Changes in Protected Areas

The status and trend of indicator species #21, changes in protected areas, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

CBMP Coordination Meeting: Akureyri, Iceland: April 11-12, 2002

A meeting to discuss the implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Montioring Program (CBMP, intended to detect changes in the natural environment, provide an early warning system, contribute to development and evaluation of national monitoring plans; and provide for timely and cost-effective sharing of information to Arctic and non-Arctic users.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #20,  Changes in Harvest

The status and trend of indicator species #20, changes in harvest, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

CAFF/AMAP Workshop on Climate Change: Rovaniemi, Finland: March 24-25, 1998

CAFF/AMAP Workshop on Climate Change: Rovaniemi, Finland: March 24-25, 1998 was held so that the two programs could jointly discuss the potential impacts of climate change on the Arctic and provide holistic recommendations to the Arctic Council.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #19, Seabird Harvest

The status and trend of indicator species #19, seabird harvest, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

CAFF/AMAP Workshop on a Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program: Reykjavik, Iceland: February 7-9, 2000

CAFF/AMAP Workshop on a Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program: Reykjavik, Iceland: February 7-9, 2000 was held to advance work on biodiversity and climate change montioring in the circumpolar Arctic.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #18, Reindeer Herding

The status and trend of indicator species #18, reindeer herding, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

A Strategy for Coordination of Monitoring Activities Between CAFF and AMAP


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.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #17, Impacts of Human Activities on Benthic Habitat

The status and trend of indicator species #17, impacts of human activities on benthic habitat, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

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.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #16, Changing Distribution of Marine Fish

The status and trend of indicator species #16, changing distributions of marine fish, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Seabird Information Network: Concept Paper

Proposes objectives, means, details of data ownership, and initial analytical tools of sharing seabird information across the Arctic on the internet to improve conservation efforts by providing a tool to analize seabird status and trends information on a circumpolar scale.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #15, Effects of Decreased Freshwater Ice Cover Duration on Biodiversity

The status and trend of indicator species #15, effects of decreased freshwater ice cover duration on biodiversity, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan

A report that aims to facilitate circumpolar implementation of initiatives to conserve, protect and restore murre populations in the Arctic.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #14, Arctic Peatlands

The status and trend of indicator species #14, Arctic peatlands, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

International Ivory Gull Conservation Strategy and Action Plan

An Internaitonal Ivory Gull Conservation Strategy and Action Plan developed to gain more insight into how this under-studied bird responds to increasing threats from disappearance of sea ice habitat, natural resource exploration and increased contaminant loads and to facilitate circumpolar implementation of initiatives to conserve and protect the Ivory Gull in the circumpolar Arctic.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #13, Appearing and Disappearing Lakes in the Arctic and their Impacts on Biodiversity

The status and trend of indicator species #13, appearing and disappearing lakes in the Arctic and their impacts on biodiversity, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

A Strategy for Developing Indices and Indicators to Track Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity

A strategy for developing indices and indicators for monitoring Arctic biodiversity in the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). Targeted and consistent reporting will help meet the program's information and communication needs.  

Available in Russian / на русском языке

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #12, Reproductive Phenology in Terrestrial Ecosystems

The status and trend of indicator species #12, reproductive phenology in terrestrial ecosystem, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD): A Foundation for Pan-Arctic biodiversity Studies Concept Paper

The concept paper behind the International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD), and international project to produce a complete database on vascular plants, bryophytes and liches that exist in the Arctic.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #11, Greening of the Arctic

The status and trend of indicator species #11, greening of the Arctic, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Global Flyway Scale Monitoring and Conservation Programs for Migratory Waterbirds of the Arctic

Highlights potential cooperative actions between CAFF and Wetlands international with a focus on inclusion of Wetland International's global and flyway initiatives in the Circumpolar Biodiversity monitoring Program (CBMP).

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #10, Arctic Sea Ice Ecosystems

>The status and trend of indicator species #10, Arctic sea-ice ecosystems, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Circumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan

Drastic decline in eider populations, combined with their circumpolar distribution, increased hunting pressures and cultural significance led CBird to develop a Circumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan to facilitate circumpolar efforts to conserve, protect and restore eider populations.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #09 Arctic Genetic Diversity

The status and trend of indicator species #9, Arctic genetic diversity, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

ECORA: Lessons Learned

Lessons learned from the ECORA project, acase study to adopt and implement integrated ecosystem management strategies and action plans in three Model Areas representing different ecosystems and anthropogenic pressures in Russia.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #08, The Arctic Species Trend Index

The status and trend of indicator species #8, The Arctic Species Trend Index.

ECORA: An Integrated Ecosystems Management Approach to Conserve Biodiversity and Minimise Habitat Fragmentation in Three Selected Model Areas in the Russian Arctic

The ECORA project aimed to secure the integrity of some of the world’s last remaining pristine areas and support the livelihoods of indigenous and local peoples. The development objective of the project was the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Russian Arctic. The immediate objective was the adoption and initial implementation of integrated ecosystem management strategies and action plans in three Model Areas representing different ecosystems and anthropogenic pressures.

Available in Russian/на русском языке

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #07, Invasive Species (Human-induced)

The status and trend of indicator species #7, invasive species (human-induced), in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Cooperative Strategy for the Conservation of Biological Diversity

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.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #06, Arctic Char

The status and trend of indicator species #6, Arctic char, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

A Strategy for Facilitating and Developing Community-based Monitoring: Approaches in Arctic Biodiversity Monitoring

A strategy for integrating Arctic community-based monitroing efforts into the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). 

Available in Russian / на русском языке

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #05, Seabirds - Common Eider

The status and trend of indicator species #5, seabirds - common eider, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM): Mapping the Green Halo Concept Paper

The CBVM intends to produce an internationally agreed upon circumboreal vegetation map with a common legend and language for use in decision making.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #04, Seabirds - Murres, Guillemots

The status and trend of indicator species #4, seabirds - murre/guillemots, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Data Management and Communication for the CBMP: Cooperation Strategy between CAFF and the UNEP-WCMC

This discussion paper outlines ideas for bringing all efforts at monitoring biodiversity in the Arctic together, allowing for better coordination in implementing the programmes, and for more coordinated analysis of the results.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #03, Shorebird - Red Knot

The status and trend of indicator species #3, shorebirds- re knot, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI): Project Plan

A project plan that outlines the vision, background, purpose and framework for an internationally agreed upon Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI).

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #02, Wild Reindeer and Caribou

The status and trend of indicator species #2, the wild reindeer and caribou, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI): Concept Paper

Outlines the need for and the process to create an internationally agreed upon Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure that will provide for access to spatially related reliable information over the Arctic to facilitate monitoring and decision making. It is a pan-Arctic cooperative initiative based on input from the National Mapping Organisations of all eight Arctic Council countries.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #01, Polar Bear

The status and trend of indicator species #1, the polar bear, in the Arctic Biodiversity Trend 2010 report.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Emerging Issues and Challenges

Outlines the emerging issues and challenges that Arctic wildlife and ecosystems face, as well as the challenges in conservation and protection as identified in the Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010 report.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Key Findings

The seven key findings from the Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Selected indicators of Change report.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Introduction

Introduction to the Arctic Biodiveristy Trends 2010: Selected Indicators of Change report.

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment Author Principles and Guidelines

A document outlining the basic principles and guidelines for authors of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) scientific report.

Kiiđâ šadoh já elleeh (North American letter size)

Edu Spring InariSaamiMondiet kiâ lii nuuvt eromâs äigi ivveest? Piäivás pástá, lodeh visârdeh, sadoh liäuh. Printtii já okkii taam lummâuáppá, vâi peesah tuhâskyetti mii kiuv tábáhtuvá tuu jieijâd kuávlust!

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment Workplan and Financial Strategy

The Arctic Biodiveristy Assessment (ABA) work plan and financial strategy.

Kiiđâ šadoh já elleeh (A4 international size)

Edu Spring InariSaamiMondiet kiâ lii nuuvt eromâs äigi ivveest? Piäivás pástá, lodeh visârdeh, sadoh liäuh. Printtii já okkii taam lummâuáppá, vâi peesah tuhâskyetti mii kiuv tábáhtuvá tuu jieijâd kuávlust!

Seabird Harvest in the Arctic

As assessment of seabird harvest in the Arctic by the Circumpolar Seabird Group (CBird).

Láádui elleeh já šadoh (North American letter size)

Arktisii kuávlu lááduin láá ennuv elleeh já sadoh! Printtii já okkii taam lummâuáppá, vâi peesah tuhâskyetti arktisijd lááduid já elleid já saddoid, moh tain já toi aldasijn ääsih!

Arctic Sea ice Ecosystem: A Summary of Species that Depend on and Associate with Sea ice and Projected Impacts from Sea Ice Changes

A Concept Paper prepared for CAFF that describes several species which depend on sea ice for essential life functions including foraging, reproduction, protection from predators and cold water immersion, a platform for traveling, resting, and nursing, as well as some species that associate with sea ice for parts of the year. This paper specifically discusses ice algae and protists, Arctic cod, ivory gulls, thick-billed murres, spectacled and king eiders, polar bears, ringed seals, bearded seals, walruses, narwhals, beluga whales and bowhead whales.

Láádui elleeh já šadoh (A4 international size)

Arktisii kuávlu lááduin láá ennuv elleeh já sadoh! Printtii já okkii taam lummâuáppá, vâi peesah tuhâskyetti arktisijd lááduid já elleid já saddoid, moh tain já toi aldasijn ääsih!

National Principles and Mechanisms for Protected Areas in the Arctic Countires

This paper reviews the principles, mechanisms and criteria used by CAFF countries to establish protected areas.

ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᖃᕐᓂᖓ ᓄᓇᐃᓐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᒃᓴᑦ

This Leaders Manual in Inuktitut and its related pocket field guide look at some of the organisms and processes closely associated with tundra. The pocket guide focuses on a set of plants, animals and other organisms with brief information about how they fit into an ecosystem.

The leaders' manual provides background information about the tundra, the nature of ecosystems and some of the changes and threats that could affect Arctic ecosystems and biodiversity. Appendix A, provides more detailed information about the organisms in the pocket field guide. Appendix B provides printable worksheets for the activities designed to get young people either individually or in groupsout on the land and actively investigating the natural world around them.

 

(In Inuktitut)

Gaps in Habitat Protected in the Circumpolar Arctic: A Preliminary Analysis

This report compiles information on proposed protected areas and an analysis of gaps in the network of existing and proposed protected areas using Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques.

Живой мир Тундры (Формат бумаги Letter или североамериканский формат)

The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants!

Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou!

(size letter North America) 

Experts Workshop on Sea Ice Associated Biodiversity: Vancouver, Canada: March 22-24, 2011

Workshop goals were to: outline past trends and the current situation for sea ice-associated biodiversity and project what might happen in the future; consider issues facing sea ice-associated biodiversity and what actions might be required to adapt to or mitigate the effects of reduced availability of Arctic sea ice; outline a technical report on the effects of sea ice loss on ice-associated biodiversity and determine next steps.

Живой мир Тундры (Международный стандартный формат бумаги А4)

The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants!

Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou!

(size A4 international) 

Incidental Take of Seabirds in Commercial Fisheries in the Arctic Countries

This report introduces the topic of incidental take of seabirds in commercial fisheries and describes the fisheries industries, seabird bycatch and impacts in Alaska (U.S.A.), Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Russia, and provides national recommendations.

Живая природа Весной (Формат бумаги Letter или североамериканский формат)

What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming.

Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area!

(size letter North America)

Human Disturbance at Seabird Colonies

The report analyzes various human activities and the disturbances they may cause in Arctic seabird colonies and makes recommendations to reduce the harm in such activities.

Живая природа Весной (Международный стандартный формат бумаги А4)

What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming.

Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area!

(International A4 paper size)

Global Overview of the Conservation of Migratory Arctic Breeding Birds Outside the Arctic

This report describes the migratory birds of the Arctic, their migration systems, and how they are already protected under international legislation when they leave the Arctic.

Живой мир Прудов (Формат бумаги Letter или североамериканский формат)

Ponds in the Arctic are full of life! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you get out and explore Arctic ponds and the animals and plants in and around them!

 

(Size letter North America)

Workshop on Seabird Incidental Catch in the Waters of Arctic Countries

The CAFF Working Group of the Arctic Council hosted this workshop on the incidental catch of seabirds in the waters of Arctic countries in response to recommendations put forth in the recent CAFF Technical Report No. 1 entitled Incidental Take of Seabirds in Commercial Fisheries in the Arctic Countries. A second focus of the workshop was longline incidental catch, in response to The International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries a voluntary instrument of the FAO.

Живой мир Прудов (Международный стандартный формат бумаги А4)

Ponds in the Arctic are full of life! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you get out and explore Arctic ponds and the animals and plants in and around them!

 

(Size A4 international paper)

A Summary of Legal Instruments and National Frameworks for Arctic Marine Conservation


A summary of international marine conservation instruments and national legislation of the six Arctic coastal states that border on the Arctic Ocean.

La vie tributaire de la toundra (North American letter)

The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou!

(North American letter size) 

Seabird Harvest Regimes in the Circumpolar Nations


This technical report introduces the topic of seabird harvest regimes and describes the seabird harvest regimes and impacts in Alaska (U.S.A.), Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Russia, and provides national recommendations.

La vie tributaire de la toundra (A4 international paper size)

The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou!

(size A4 international) 

Values of Arctic Protected Areas: A Summary

Descriptions of the natural physical, natural ecological, economic, cultural, subsistence use, educations, landscape, societal, scientific and recreational values of Arctic protected areas.

La vie tributaire du printemps (A4 international)

What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming.

Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area!

(International A4 paper size) 

Protected Areas of the Arctic: Conserving a Full Range of Values

A report discussing the multitude of values found in Arctic protected areas. It presents case studies that demonstrate how protected areas conserve such values.

La vie tributaire des étangs (letter North America)

Ponds in the Arctic are full of life! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you get out and explore Arctic ponds and the animals and plants in and around them!

(Size letter North American paper) 

Arctic Flora and Fauna Status and Trends: Recommendations for Conservation

A series of thematic goals and recommendations arising from Arctic Flora and Fauna: Status and Conservation, the science-based overview of Arctic biodiversity and key conservation issues.

La vie tributaire des étangs (A4 international)

Ponds in the Arctic are full of life! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you get out and explore Arctic ponds and the animals and plants in and around them!

(Size A4 international paper) 

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) Scientific Report

The 1042 page scientific report of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, a major international project to evaluate and synthesize knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased ultraviolet radiation and their consequences.

ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᑕᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᒧᑦ ᓇᐹᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ (letter North American)

The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou!

(size letter North American) 

CBMP Five Year Implementation Plan: Developing an Integrated and Sustained Arctic Biodiversity Monitoring Network

Description of the main activities and focus of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) from March 2008-2013.

 

Available in Russian / на русском языке

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment: Policy Document

Policy advice on the findings of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA).

ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᑕᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᒧᑦ ᓇᐹᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ (A4 international)

The tundra supports such amazing animals and plants! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore this environment: see if you can spot birds and caribou!

(size A4 international) 

Terrestrial Expert Monitoring Group: Background Paper


Provides an overview of the development of the monitoring and implementation plan of the Terrestrial Expert Monitoring Group (TEMG), who's overall goal is to produce the Arctic Terrestrial Montiroing Biodiversity Plan.

Distribution of Murres Outside the Breeding Season: Circumpolar Murre Banding Program

A description for a cooperative banding program project between the Arctic countries.

ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᔪᖅ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᕐᒧᑦ (North American letter size)

What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming.

Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area!

(North American letter paper size) 

Expert Monitoring Network Plan: Shorebirds

A document to describe the goals and preliminary recommendations for the Committee for Holarctic Shorebird Monitoring (CHASM), an expert working group of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP.)

The Conservation Value of Sacred Sites of Indigenous People of the Arctic: A Case Study in Northern Russia

A report arguing for the holistic approach to sacred sites management by exploring case studies in the Yamal and Koryak Autonomous Okrus.

La vie tributaire du printemps (letter North America)

What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming.

Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area!

(North American paper size) 

Development of a Pan-Arctic Monitoring Plan for Polar Bears: Background paper

The framework document for a coordinated circumpolar research and monitoring effort of polar bears.

Expert Network Monitoring Plan: Rangifers

A background document for the development of a network to monitor Rangifer populations and the human interactions wtih this important resource.

Aleut Ethnobotany: An Annotated Bibliography

An initial examination of the literature pertaining to the traditional, historical, and contemporary Aleut use of plant resources.

ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᔪᖅ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᕐᒧᑦ (A4 international)

What makes spring such a special time of year? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are blooming.

Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you explore what happens during spring in your area!

(International A4 paper size) 

Pan-Arctic Checklist of Lichens and Lichenicolous Fungi

A total checklist of lichens and lichenicolous fungi in the circumpolar Arctic and a preliminary list of rare and endemic lichens.

ᐆᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑕᔪᑦ ᑕᓯᕋᓛᕐᓄᑦ (letter, North America)

Ponds in the Arctic are full of life! Print out and put together this pocket guide to help you get out and explore Arctic ponds and the animals and plants in and around them!

(Size letter North American paper)  

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Poster

A poster outlining the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Program. Intended for scientific and policy audiences.

Arctic Seabirds Breeding in the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Area: Status and Trends

A summary of the population status and trends for 19 populations of Arctic seabirds.


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