Unique Arctic habitats for flora and fauna, including sea ice, tundra, lakes, and peatlands have been disappearing over recent decades, and some characteristic Arctic species have shown a decline. The changes in Arctic Biodiversity have global repercussions and are further creating challenges for people living in the Arctic.
The above statements are examples on the key findings describing changes in Arctic biodiversity that is presented in 'The Arctic Biodiversity Trends – 2010: Selected Indicators of Change', a new report synthesizing scientific findings on the status and trends for selected biodiversity in the Arctic issued by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group under the Arctic Council.
CAFF as the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council will be holding a side event at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) which is being held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan this October 28th. The CAFF event held during the high level segment of the talks will focus on the challenges and changes facing Arctic Biodiversity and their global significance.
The event will be held on October 28th at 13:15 - 14:45, Room 234C - Bldg 2 - 3rd Floor