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.

Visit website

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.

Mark Marissink
Chair

Tom Barry

Executive Secretary
CAFF Secretariat

Email
+ 354 462 3352
+ 354 861 9824

Featured CAFF projects

Red Knots. Photo: Morten Ekker

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI)

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) is a project designed to improve the status and secure the long-term sustainability of declining Arctic breeding migratory bird populations.
Photo: Steve Hillebrand/USFWS

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP)

The CBMP is an international network of scientists, governments, Indigenous organizations and conservation groups working to harmonize and integrate efforts to monitor the Arctic's living resourc...

Protection from Invasive Species

The Arctic Invasive Alien Species (ARIAS) Strategy and Action Plan sets forth the priority actions that the Arctic Council and its partners are encouraged to take to protect the Arctic region from a s...

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 2013-2021

Implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.

Marine Biodiversity Monitoring

Arctic marine environments are experiencing, or expected to experience, many human-induced and natural pressures.
Photo: CAFF

Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring

Temperature can affect terrestrial ecosystems through thawing permafrost, snowmelt, drought, fires, changes in phenology (with subsequent implications on the food web), encroachment of invasive specie...

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Arctic Mining

This report identifies key challenges and possible solutions for incorporating biodiversity considerations into mining operations in the Arctic.

Resilience and management of Arctic wetlands

Wetlands constitute a large part of the Arctic and their role for sustainable development is critical, as they are directly related to climate change and adaptation, biodiversity, ecosystem services, ...
Murres on cliff. Photo: iStock

Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring

Arctic coastal ecosystems include those areas within the Arctic region where fjords, glaciers, rocky coasts, coastal wetlands, estuaries, rivers, lakes, and coastal ocean ecosystems meet and interact ...
Water sampling in the Arctic. Photo: Steve Hillebrand/CAFF

Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring

Changes in water temperature, permafrost, ice cover extent and duration, hydrological processes and water balance can have unexpected and unpredictable effects on freshwater biodiversity and related e...

@caffsecretariat

  • The Arctic Biology Dept. @UNISvalbard seeks candidates for a full-time, permanent position as Professor or Associate Professor in #Arctic vascular #plant #ecology jobbnorge.no/en/available-j… #Arcticjobs May 10 12:13 pm

CAFF news

iStock / Koldunov

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
Посмотреть все

Events

мая
20 мая 2021
Ministerial Meeting Reykjavik/Online
июня
29 июн-30 июн 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Moscow, Russian Federation
ноября
23 ноя-25 ноя 2021
SAO Plenary Salekhard, Russian Federation
Посмотреть все