The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS)

The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) is the data-management framework for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, and its programs and activities including the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP). It is an online, interoperable data management system that serves as a focal point and common platform for all CAFF programs and projects as well as a dynamic source for up-to-date circumpolar Arctic biodiversity information and emerging trends.

GeoNetwork CAFF Metadata portal

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OBIS Arctic OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System

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GBIF Publisher - Global Biodiversity Information Facility

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Upload If you wish to contribute data to CAFF

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Headline indicator data



Protected Areas

Land Cover Change

ASTI Arctic Species Trend Index

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) data


CBMP marine monitoring


CBMP freshwater monitoring

CBMP Background

CBMP terrestrial monitoring

CBMP Terrestrial



All boundaries

CAFF Border

High, low and sub-Arctic boundaries

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA)

Find records by country

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Sensitive and protected areas data


Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment AMSA 2C

Protected Areas

Ecologically and Biologically Sensitive Areas (EBSAs)


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