The arctic is experiencing rapid change in climate and human activity. Rapid change in the arctic affects wildlife and habitats, local practices and culture.
Wildlife monitoring programs, which document change, have the potential to contribute to actions that may reduce the problems occurring and emerging in the arctic.
We are assessing the needs of groups who produce or use information about the status of arctic seabirds and wildlife on land and those affected by wildlife management decisions.
We are then analysing the current information about locations of monitoring sites and how monitoring occurs over time across the arctic. Using this information we will identify whether monitoring is addressing the places, timescales, species and measurements most relevant to people’s needs.