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Resilience and management of Arctic wetlands: key findings and recommendations

This report presents 13 key findings for Arctic wetlands and policy recommendations for six themes, from climate mitigation and national governance to building knowledge for wetlands management.

Marcus Carson, Nelson Ekane / Published on 1 May 2021

CAFF (2021). Scoping for Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands: Key Findings and Recommendations. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna International Secretariat: Akureyri, Iceland. ISBN 978-9935-431-97-4 Editors: Gustaf Hugelius, Marcus Carson, Tom Barry, Hlynur Óskarsson, David Schönberg Alm, Nelson Ekane

The authors offer policy recommendations are according to the following six themes:

  • Climate change mitigation, wetland biodiversity, and resilience
  • Wetland protection, conservation and restoration actions
  • Streamline national wetland governance
  • Knowledge systems, meaningful engagement and communication
    and outreach of wetland management
  • Wetland classification, mapping, and monitoring
  • Coordination of Arctic wetland actions, research, and monitoring

The 13 key findings and 20 policy recommendations were produced as part of the Resilience and management of Arctic wetlands: phase 2 report, by researchers from Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket), Stockholm University and CAFF, the Arctic Council’s biodiversity working group.

Kettle Ponds in Alaska

Kettle Ponds north of Kinaruk Lake and south of Baird Inlet. Photo credit: Travis (

Published by the Arctic Council and CAFF, the results were presented to policymakers attending the 12th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.

SEI authors

Marcus Carson
Marcus Carson

Senior Research Fellow

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Nelson Ekane
Nelson Ekane

Research Fellow

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