New Arctic report on sea-ice and biodiversity, with maps by Nordpil
A new report from the Arctic Council, and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group examines sea-ice-associated biodiversity on land and in marine environments, and climate change. The report covers the way sea-ice reductions are affecting marine species as well as human communities.
The report concludes that sea-ice loss is affecting the very building blocks of life in the Arctic Ocean with changes resonating throughout entire food webs - affecting everything from ice-dependent algae to birds, fish, marine mammals and human communities that rely on sea ice for travel and food or for economic opportunities.
The report features maps by Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil.