Experts' profiles - Tom Barry
Tom Barry
Tom Barry is the Executive Secretary for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) which is the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council. The CAFF Secretariat is based in Akureyri, Iceland. Tom hasa broad range of experience at national and international levels dealingwith strategic planning and organizational development.A primary focus of which has been Arctic issues.

He works with a diverse range of stakeholders throughout the Arctic. KeyactivitiesTom is currently involved in include the first ArcticBiodiversityAssessment (ABA) scheduled for completion this May at the Arctic Council Ministerial. The ABA will createa baseline for use in global and regional assessments of biodiversity and provide a basis to inform and guide future Arctic Council work. Tom is also closely involved in the implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) which is working to facilitate more rapid detection, communication, and responses to the significant biodiversity-related trends and pressures affecting the circumpolar world.
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