Circumpolar Protected Areas Monitoring: Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring Scheme Background Paper

This report:

  • Summarizes the background and context for a Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring Scheme (APAMS)
  • Describes current biodiversity monitoring programs of Arctic Council member states;
  • Reviews the role of protected areas in existing biodiversity monitoring programs;
  • Identifies differences between the European and North American approaches;
  • Outlines challenges and opportunities for an Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring Scheme
  • Summarizes current and projected issues facing protected areas;
  • Proposes an approach for integrating circumpolar protected areas monitoring;
  • Outlines factors that should be considered for the development of an Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring scheme.

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