The Management Board of the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group will be meeting the first week of February in Fairbanks, Alaska. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinates U.S. engagement in the CAFF Working Group. Participants will included representatives from all Arctic Council countries (Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Russian Federation and the United States), Arctic indigenous communities (also called Permanent Participants) including several representing Alaska native communities, and Observer countries and organizations. Experts from across the U.S. government and colleagues from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will also be joining the U.S. delegation to this meeting. A number of priority activities for the USFWS, and the broader U.S. government, will be discussed at this meeting, including Arctic migratory birds, invasive species, wetlands and monitoring, among others.
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