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The Arctic Wildland Fire Ecology Mapping and Monitoring Project (ArcticFIRE)

Improving our understanding of Arctic fires and reducing the threat

Objective

Improve the understanding of fire ecology and impacts in Arctic States and to communities represented by the PPs, and to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildland fire.

Activities

Promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic flora and fauna by:

  • mapping the extent and distribution of fires across the Arctic
  • collecting guidelines and best practices for Arctic fire ecology and forest management to manage impacts on Arctic ecosystems, air quality, and climate change, including from Permanent Participants
  • providing an annual digital Arctic Fire Monitoring compilation that includes relevant Arctic fire ecology and fire-related Indigenous Knowledge research

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Lead Рабочие группы
CAFF
Lead Арктические государства & Постоянные участники
Международный совет гвичинов
Начало
2019
Конец
2023
Арктические государства
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