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WWF Arctic Council Scorecard

Conservation areas

Pressure on the Arctic’s ecosystems is rapidly growing. Industrial fishing, the disruption of habitats, marine shipping, oil and gas development, and mining all have negative impacts on Arctic biodiversity. Furthermore, climate change represents the most serious threat to Arctic biodiversity and exacerbates all other threats.

Ratings

Detailed ratings

B Canada

  • Identification of Conservation Areas
  • 5/6
  • Protecting Areas of Ecological Importance
  • 2/4
  • Mechanisms to Safeguard Connectivity
  • 4/6
  • Overall Rating
  • 11/16

All ratings for Canada

D Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland & Faroe Islands)

  • Identification of Conservation Areas
  • 3/6
  • Protecting Areas of Ecological Importance
  • 0/4
  • Mechanisms to Safeguard Connectivity
  • 3/6
  • Overall Rating
  • 6/16

All ratings for Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland & Faroe Islands)

B Finland

  • Identification of Conservation Areas
  • 0/2
  • Protecting Areas of Ecological Importance
  • 4/4
  • Mechanisms to Safeguard Connectivity
  • 2/2
  • Overall Rating
  • 6/8

All ratings for Finland

B Iceland

  • Identification of Conservation Areas
  • 4/6
  • Protecting Areas of Ecological Importance
  • 2/4
  • Mechanisms to Safeguard Connectivity
  • 2/2
  • Overall Rating
  • 8/12

All ratings for Iceland

C Norway

  • Identification of Conservation Areas
  • 4/6
  • Protecting Areas of Ecological Importance
  • 1/4
  • Mechanisms to Safeguard Connectivity
  • 3/6
  • Overall Rating
  • 8/16

All ratings for Norway

C Russia

  • Identification of Conservation Areas
  • 2/6
  • Protecting Areas of Ecological Importance
  • 2/4
  • Mechanisms to Safeguard Connectivity
  • 4/6
  • Overall Rating
  • 8/14

All ratings for Russia

B Sweden

  • Identification of Conservation Areas
  • 0/2
  • Protecting Areas of Ecological Importance
  • 3/4
  • Mechanisms to Safeguard Connectivity
  • 2/2
  • Overall Rating
  • 5/8

All ratings for Sweden

C USA

  • Identification of Conservation Areas
  • 4/6
  • Protecting Areas of Ecological Importance
  • 1/4
  • Mechanisms to Safeguard Connectivity
  • 2/4
  • Overall Rating
  • 7/14

All ratings for USA
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