Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #21, Changes in Protected Areas

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Indicator #21, Changes in Protected Areas

Protected areas have long been viewed as a key element for maintaining and conserving Arctic biodiversity and the functioning landscapes upon which species depend. Arctic protected areas have been established in strategically important and representative areas, helping to maintain crucial ecological features, e.g., caribou migration and calving areas, shorebird and waterfowl staging and nesting sites, seabird colonies, and critical components of marine mammal habitats.


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