North Water Polynya - RACER assessment

Published 15 April 2015

Rapid Assessment of Circum-Arctic Ecosystem Resilience (RACER): The North Water Polynya

WWF’S RAPID ASSESSMENT OF CIRCUM-ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM RESILIENCE (RACER) presents a new tool for identifying and mapping places of conservation importance throughout the Arctic. We used adapted RACER methodology to evaluate the North Water Polynya (NOW), an area of especially high primary productivity and a key area for an abundant and diverse array of species in terms of its level of resilience towards changes in climate both now and in the future.

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