Title CBM Inventory (CAFF)
Lead Project partners include Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP), Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA), ICC, Saami Council, Gwich'in Council International (GCI), Arctic Athabaskan Council (AAC), and RAIPON
Objective The primary objective is to identify and maintain a current inventory of existing arctic CBM/ LTK/ TK, TEK biodiversity monitoring programs and datasets, in order to facilitate their discovery and use to assist monitoring and assessment efforts. The inventory ‘service’ will be available online for query and access.

An observation network that includes strong community involvement can greatly enhance scientific research, especially for research in the Arctic. CAFFs Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program’s (CBMP) primary activities relate to the development of pan arctic integrated monitoring plans. Such plans require significant partnerships with Arctic Council countries to identify existing monitoring programs and datasets. However, despite various efforts, the need to include community based programs and datasets largely remains unfulfilled due to lack of capacity. For the successful linkage of CBM and LTK to the CBMP process, it is necessary to create an inventory of current arctic CBM/ LTK biodiversity monitoring programs/ datasets.

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