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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

11 August 2016

New help for businesses to understand and act with respect to their impacts and dependencies on natural capital

UNEP-WCMC has contributed to a new publication, Biodiversity at the heart of accounting for natural capital – the key to credibility that examines how biodiversity is captured in natural capital assessments.

12 August 2016

Largest ever study reveals globally protected areas benefit broad range of species

The most comprehensive assessment of terrestrial protected areas ever to be conducted has shown that globally protected areas are effective at retaining biodiversity. The study, published in Nature Communications was carried out by scientists from an international team, including the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

18 July 2016

Biodiversity falls below safe levels globally

Levels of biodiversity loss may have a negative impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies according to a study published in Science (15 July 2016) and led by researchers from UNEP-WCMC, University College London (UCL) and the Natural History Museum, London.

08 July 2016

UNEP-WCMC Report on Achievements for the year 2015

The 2015 UNEP-WCMC Annual Report illustrates how the Centre continues to deliver the highest quality information and knowledge to enable decision-makers to put biodiversity at the heart of decision-making. Amongst other achievements, during the year the Centre delivered enhanced support for UNEP’s strategic presence in China and Brazil and supported new efforts to strengthen economic understanding of the environment.

05 July 2016

Supporting climate resilience of communities in and around protected areas

UNEP-WCMC have released a new manual for practitioners and researchers on Resilience and Adaptation Planning for Communities in Protected Areas, which provides the practical tools needed to effectively engage with communities living in, and around, protected areas to develop appropriate strategies to deal with the negative impacts of climate change.

23 June 2016

Guidance on low-cost biodiversity mapping launched

On Tuesday 7th June 2016 a new guidance document, Mapping Biodiversity Priorities, was launched at the 13th National Biodiversity Planning Forum (BPF13) in Wilderness, South Africa, by the CEO of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Dr Tanya Abrahamse, and John Tayleur of UNEP-WCMC.