Welcome to CAFF Assessments

Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity

CAFF Assessments

CAFF assessments describe the current state of Arctic ecosystems and wildlife using the best available scientific and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK).

Assessments contain the baseline data that can be used in regional and global assessments. They are the fully referenced and independently reviewed collaborative efforts of hundreds of scientific and TEK experts from across the circumpolar region.

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment

Photo: Carsten Egevang/

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010

Photo: Carsten Egevang/

Sea Ice Associated Biodiversity

Photo: ilovegreenland/Flickr

Arctic TEEB

Photo: Carsten Egevang/

Protected and Important Areas

Photo: Wild Arctic Pictures/

Tom Christensen CBMP co-Chair, Aarhus University

 Tom Christensen


Catherine Coon CBMP co-Chair, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 Catherine Coon


Sierra Fletcher CBMP Coordinator


Hoddi Helgason Data Manager


Sara Nichols CBMP Coordinator



Tom Barry CAFF Executive Secretary



Courtney Price Communications Manager


Olga Pálsdóttir Executive Assistant


Kári Fannar Larusson Programme Manager



Arctic Species Trend Index

Photo: visceral image/

Migratory Birds Index

Arctic tern. Photo: Mark Medcalf/

Linguistic Diversity

Land Cover Change Index

Land cover change

Protected Areas

Protected Areas Assessments

Photo: Sander van der Werf/

Flora Assessments

Photo: jele/

Seabirds Assessments

Photo: Don Landwehrle

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