GRID Polar Division News

Arctic conservation area revised (CAFF boundary)

Arctic conservation maps now include the Faroe Islands and the Commander Islands. Cartography and data editing prepared by GRID-Arendal.

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) is a working group under the Arctic Council, for the countries of Russia, Denmark, USA, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland and indigenous peoples. Monitoring, assessment, protected areas and conservation strategies are all tasks under this working group.

The Arctic definition for the CAFF working group has been revised to include the Faroe Islands, and the Commander Islands (Kamchatka).

The map was prepared and revised by GRID-Arendal, as a service to support the CAFF programme.

See GRID-Arendal maps and graphics library for more information, and downloads.

Arctic conservation area, CAFF, topographic map

Monday 18 Sep 2006

External Polar News

Greenland’s icecap losing stability
April 24, 2014 - www.alaskadispatch.com
Ozone Depletion in the Arctic Not as Extreme as Antarctic
April 15, 2014 - http://newsoffice.mit.edu
Inuit Circumpolar Council Discussing Food Security
April 11, 2014 - www.alaskapublic.org
ICC Greenland Faces Shutdown After Funding Slashed
April 9, 2014 - http://arcticjournal.com