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CAFF, 2001. Arctic Flora and Fauna: Status and Conservation.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Arctic protected areas and biomes
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Using the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) definition of the Arctic, the majority of the current protected area (pie cheart to the left) is in the Arctic desert biome (45%), followed by the tundra biomes (29%). When looking at the total area that is currently protected in each biome, this shows that almost a third of the desert biome is protected (right figure).