“State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report“ (SAMBR) developed by the CBMP, released by CAFF. 

The report found that changing food availability, loss of ice habitat, increases in contagious diseases, and the impending invasion of southern species are taking their toll on Arctic marine animals, and pointing to an ecosystem on the verge of a major shift.

The SAMBR provides a status on Arctic biodiversity monitoring, identifying gaps in monitoring activities and a status on where those activities are taking place .

The report provides advice to improve Arctic biodiversity monitoring activities to provide scientific information to policy makers more quickly. These include better coordination, standardisation of methods, improved consideration of Traditional and Local Knowledge, and attention to filling key information gaps.

Further information can be found here: www.arcticbiodiversity.is/marine

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