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Reports by CCU

State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report

This State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report (SAMBR) is the first integrated reporting outcome from the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) (Meltofte 2013) provides the fundamental baseline to make trend assessments in…

Arctic Legacy

The Arctic region contains vast undisturbed ecosystems and unique species and cultures. Human-induced climate change, however, is disproportionately impacting this region and providing an early warning of profound changes that will affect our planet for many years to…

Reports by Arctic Council

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: Marine Ecosystems Chapter

Arctic marine ecosystems host a vast array of over 2,000 species of algae, tens of thousands of microbes and over 5,000 animal species, including unique apex species such as the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and narwhal (Monodon monoceros),…

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: Disturbance, Feedbacks and Conservation Chapter

Humans disturb the environment in various ways, notably from industrial development and other activities in formerly pristine areas. Components of the earth system affect one another in a web of feedbacks, including between ecosystems and climate. Conservation is…

Reports by Indigenous Peoples

Alaskan Inuit Food Security Conceptual Framework

Alaskan Inuit food security is the natural right of all Inuit to be part of the ecosystem, to access food and to care-take, protect and respect all of life, land, water and air. It allows for all Inuit…

Teacher Resources

CAFF Educational Materials

Arctic School Garden Project

The Arctic Council has developed educational guides and manuals around the Arctic ecosystem. These resources are available to the public and are a useful teaching tool for grade school students.