Рабочая группа по сохранению арктической флоры и фауны

CAFF serves as a vehicle to cooperate on species and habitat management and utilization, to share information on management techniques and regulatory regimes, and to facilitate more knowledgeable decision-making. It provides a mechanism to develop common responses on issues of importance for the Arctic ecosystem such as development and economic pressures, conservation opportunities and political commitments.

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CAFF is governed by a Chair and Management Board, and supported and coordinated by the International CAFF Secretariat.

What does CAFF do?

CAFF's mandate is to address the conservation of Arctic biodiversity, and to communicate its findings to the governments and residents of the Arctic, helping to promote practices which ensure the sustainability of the Arctic’s living resources. It does so through various monitoring, assessment and expert group activities.

CAFF’s projects provide data for informed decision making to resolve challenges arising from trying to conserve the natural environment and permit regional growth. This work is based upon cooperation between all Arctic countries, indigenous organizations, international conventions and organizations, and is guided by the CAFF Strategic Plan for the Conservation of Arctic Biological Diversity and biennial Work Plans.

To successfully conserve the natural environment and allow for economic development, comprehensive baseline data is require, including the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity, habitats and ecosystem health. CAFF is developing the framework and tools necessary to create a baseline of current knowledge, and to provide dynamic assessments over time. This evolving, sustainable and responsive approach can produce more regular, timely and flexible analyses.

Mia Rönkä
Mia Rönkä
CAFF Chair

Tom Barry

Executive Secretary
CAFF Secretariat

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Featured CAFF projects

Red Knots. Photo: Morten Ekker

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI)

Improving the status and secure the long-term sustainability of declining Arctic breeding migratory bird populations.
Photo: Steve Hillebrand/USFWS

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP)

An international network of scientists, governments, Indigenous organizations and conservation groups working to harmonize and integrate efforts to monitor the Arctic's living resources.

Protection from Invasive Species

Setting priority actions that the Arctic Council and its partners are encouraged to take to protect the Arctic region from a significant threat: the adverse impacts of invasive alien species.

Arctic Biodiversity Data Service

The ABDS is an online tool to house, collect, display and search for Arctic biodiversity related data, maps and graphics for decision making.

Actions for Arctic Biodiversity

Implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.

Marine Biodiversity Monitoring

Working with partners across the Arctic to harmonize and enhance long-term marine monitoring efforts

Circumpolar Seabird Expert Group (CBird)

Since seabirds travel great distances over both marine and terrestrial environments, they are excellent indicators of overall ecosystem health.
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Inspiring Arctic Voices through Youth: Engaging Youth in Arctic Biodiversity

Advancing youth involvement, capacity-building and leadership in the Arctic
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Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECM) Areas in the Arctic Marine Environment

An overview of the current range and understanding of international and national criteria used for identification of OECMs in the Arctic.
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Community Observation Network for Adaption & Security (CONAS)

Observers document environmental change in the Arctic

Mainstreaming Arctic Biodiversity

Identifying challenges and solutions for incorporating biodiversity considerations Arctic development and the Council's work
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Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers

Assessing freshwater river systems based on traditional knowledge

Resilience and management of Arctic wetlands

Enhancing engagement in relation to the roles and functions of Arctic wetlands as a resource to support sustainable development and resilience in Arctic biodiversity, ecosystem services, and the livel...
Murres on cliff. Photo: iStock

Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring

Working with partners across the Arctic to harmonize and enhance long-term coastal monitoring efforts.
Water sampling in the Arctic. Photo: Steve Hillebrand/CAFF

Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring

Working with partners across the Arctic to harmonize and enhance long-term freshwater monitoring efforts.
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Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring

Working with partners across the Arctic to harmonize and enhance long-term terrestrial monitoring efforts.
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Understanding climate change impacts on Arctic ecosystems and associated climate feedbacks

Climate change is altering Arctic ecosystems and biodiversity. These changes feed back to the climate system, with a potential to dampen or accelerate local to regional changes in climate and greenhou...
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Biosecurity in the Arctic

Supporting public health systems and public services in implementing a quick response to current and future biological threats related to the uncontrolled spread of highly virulent pathogens, parasite...
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The Arctic Wildland Fire Ecology Mapping and Monitoring Project (ArcticFIRE)

Improving our understanding of Arctic fires and reducing the threat
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Marine Invasive Alien Species in Arctic Waters

Protecting the Arctic from the adverse impacts of invasive alien species

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CAFF news

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Snapshot of an ever-changing Arctic: The state of Arctic terrestrial biodiversity

Climate change is driving significant changes that could lead to ecological catastrophes in the Arctic
10 May 2021
Photo: Nikolay Yakushev

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative

Building flyway cooperation to support Arctic-breeding birds across the world
10 May 2021
Credit: Nina Ågren

The workhorses behind the success

The work of the Arctic Council is so intricately linked to its six Working Groups that it would be impossible to write about the Council’s accomplishments without referri...
10 May 2021
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