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The Circle
This quarterly publication of the WWF International Arctic Programme is now available online.

OOKPIK!
This site is designed for Arctic youth, with contributions from Arctic youth. OOKPIK is your gateway to Arctic networks, knowledge, opinions and events.

Arctic Portal
The Arctic Portal provides a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the internet, increases co-operation between both public and private parties across the Arctic and grants exposure to Arctic related information.

Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response
The Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group focuses mainly on oil and gas transportation and extraction, and on radiological and other hazards.

Arctic Energy Summit
The Arctic Energy Summit is an International Polar Year program on energy development and rural power as it relates to the Arctic regions.

ArcticStat
ArcticStat is a socio-economic circumpolar database covering 30 Arctic regions in eight countries. Its main goal is to facilitate research by making it easy to locate already existing data that are currently dispersed.

Vulnerability & Adaptation to Climate Change in the Arctic (VACCA)

Old Crow, Yukon: Home of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
Old Crow is Yukon's northernmost community, located 128 km (80 miles) north of the Arctic Circle at the confluence of the Crow and Porcupine Rivers.

Gwich'in Tribal Council
The Gwich'in Tribal Council was established to implement the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

Tetlit Gwich'in Council
The Tetlit Gwich'in Council represents the people of Fort McPherson, situated on the Peel River in the Northwest Territories.

Gwich'in Steering Committee
The Gwich'in Steering Committee was formed in 1988 in response to increasing threats to open the coastal plain (also known as 1002 area) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to leasing for oil.

Council of Athapaskan Tribal Government
This Council was created by the tribes in the Yukon Flats (Alaska) with the purpose of providing a unified voice.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
The objectives of the department are to promote prosperity, ensure Canadians' security within a global framework, and promote Canadian values and culture on the international stage.

University of the Arctic
The university is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to higher education in and about the Circumpolar North.

The Arctic Council and its components

Arctic Council
The Arctic Council was created in 1996 with the purpose of advancing circumpolar cooperation. The Council is an inter-governmental forum composed of senior arctic officials from eight member states and involves international indigenous peoples organizations as Permanent Participants.

Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat
The Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat of the Arctic Council helps Arctic indigenous organisations to work together through the Arctic Council.

The ArcticData portal contains access to various datasets collected through the activities of the Conservation of Arctic Flora & Fauna (CAFF) and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME), both are Working Groups of the Arctic Council.

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
This program is one of five administered by the Arctic Council. PAME has the mandate to address policy and non-emergency pollution prevention and control measures related to the protection of the Arctic marien environment from both land and sea-based activities.

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
CAFF is a distinct forum of Arctic professionals, indigenous peoples representatives, and observer countries and organizations to discuss and address circumpolar Arctic conservation issues.

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA)
The goal of the ACIA is to evaluate and synthesize knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased ultraviolet radiation and their consequences.

Arctic Contaminants Action Program
The Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP), a working group of the Arctic Council, seeks to reduce emissions of pollutants into the environment in order to reduce the identified pollution risks.

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
AMAP is international organization established in 1991 to implement components of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS).

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) is an international project of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), to evaluate and synthesize knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased ultraviolet radiation and their consequences.

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