KIRUNA: the Arctic Council’s biodiversity group today released the “Arctic Biodiversity Assessment”, a report containing the best available science on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation.
“Arctic Biodiversity Assessment”, has involved over 250 scientists and has been produced by some of the world’s leading experts. It was presented to the Foreign Ministers of the Arctic Council countries at the Arctic Council Ministerial on May 15 by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group . The report synthesizes scientific findings on status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. This major circumpolar effort provides a much needed description of the state of biodiversity in the Arctic.