Okay, kiddo! We're going to talk about something very important - protecting the environment in the Arctic! The Arctic is a very cold and snowy place way up north, where animals like polar bears, seals, and whales live. It's important that we take care of the Arctic so that these animals can continue to live there safely!
So, a group of people called the Arctic Council got together and came up with a plan to protect the environment in the Arctic. That plan is called the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy. They came up with this plan because they noticed that the Arctic was changing a lot, and not always for the better.
One thing that's changing is the ice in the Arctic. Ice is melting, and that can cause problems for animals and people who live there. It can also make the water in the ocean rise, which can cause problems for people who live near the coast.
Another thing that's changing is the way people are using the Arctic. More and more people are visiting the Arctic to see the beautiful scenery and the animals that live there. But sometimes, people don't know how to behave around these animals, and that can cause problems.
So, the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy has a lot of different parts to help protect the environment in the Arctic. One part is to try to reduce the amount of pollution that goes into the air and water. This pollution can come from things like boats, airplanes, and cars. By reducing pollution, we can help protect the animals and the environment in the Arctic.
Another part of the plan is to create guidelines for how people should behave when they visit the Arctic. These guidelines will help people to know how to keep the animals and the environment safe while they enjoy the beautiful scenery.
So, that's a brief summary of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy. It's an important plan for taking care of the environment in the Arctic so that the animals, people, and beautiful landscape can all continue to thrive!