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Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring Scheme Background Paper

Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring Scheme Background Paper

As a benchmark and background study, the conservation programme of the Arctic Council has performed an inventory of protected areas, such as national parks, in the circumpolar arctic. The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) has examined the current status using best available data to review the status of protection of land and marine environments. The report was published in the CAFF Monitoring Series, as report #5. Nordpil prepared all the national and circumpolar maps for this study. The report is available on the Arctic Portal website. A map from this report has been added to the portfolio section: Protected Areas of the Arctic.