On Thursday, 11 October, participants of the Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018 gathered in Rovaniemi, Finland, to attend the third day of the event. In the morning, several parallel sessions took place on, among other things, the following items:
- pan-Arctic assessments of plant diversity;
- community-based monitoring of Arctic biodiversity;
- monitoring changes in the biodiversity of Arctic coastal ecosystems;
- effects of persistent organic pollutants and mercury on Arctic wildlife;
- transboundary management of Arctic biodiversity;
- ideas from Alaskan Native women about enhanced science communication and outreach; and
- species specific conservation action.
During lunchtime, participants were invited to join a poetry session, and the afternoon featured parallel sessions on: wetlands, conservation and sustainable harvest, freshwater systems, shipping, and the involvement of youth in Arctic conservation.The afternoon continued with a report from the Arctic Youth Summit, and a panel session featuring a discussion between Arctic Environment Ministers and other government representatives from the Arctic states.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital coverage and has provided a summary report from the Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018.
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Plenary Panel - Arctic Environment Ministers Panel
Community-Based Monitoring of Arctic Biodiversity
Ideas for Enhancing Effective Communication and Outreach for Subsistence-Based Households in Western Alaska: What We Learned from Alaskan Native Women
Conservation and Sustainable Harvest
Inspiring Arctic Voices Through Youth
Around the Venue