New report on Arctic biodiversity suggests environment ‘on verge of major shift’
Recent observations of Arctic flora and fauna indicate major changes to ecosystems in the area.
Arctic marine species and ecosystems are undergoing pressure from a build up of changes in their physical, chemical and biological environment. These pressures, such as ice loss, changes to food, invasive species and infectious diseases, ‘are taking their toll on marine animals and are pointing to an ecosystem on the verge of a shift,’ says a report by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), a working group of the Arctic Council.
The report combined the observations of Arctic scientists all over the region.