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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

25 February 2015

World’s protected natural areas receive eight billion visits a year

Researchers say that the first study to attempt to gauge global visitation figures for protected areas reveals nature-based tourism has an economic value of hundreds of billions of dollars annually, and call for much greater investment in the conservation of protected areas in line with the values they sustain – both economically and ecologically.

17 February 2015

Paraguay prepares for REDD+ with UNEP-WCMC

UNEP-WCMC has been working closely with the UN-REDD National Joint Programme in Paraguay to develop maps which can be used as decision-support tools by the Paraguayan government when planning for REDD+.

13 February 2015

Biodiversity, sustainable development and the law

Biodiversity, sustainable development and the law will be the focus of an expert seminar and international symposium taking place in Cambridge, 20-22 February 2015. Global environment leaders, academics and practitioners will share valuable insight on the past successes, current hurdles and potential future solutions to implementing international treaties on biodiversity. UNEP-WCMC are pleased to be involved in this exciting event.

11 February 2015

IPBES meeting pushes forward regional assessment

UNEP-WCMC was among the 700 delegates from 270 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector who attended the Third Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) held 12-17 January in Bonn, Germany.

06 February 2015

Towards a Global Butterfly Indicator

UNEP-WCMC, Dutch Butterfly Conservation, GEO BON and EU BON recently convened a butterfly monitoring workshop which has catalysed the process for the development of a Global Butterfly Indicator to track changes in butterfly populations.

02 February 2015

Review of UNEP-WCMC: its performance and recommendations for the future

To mark the end of another three years of the collaboration between UNEP and WCMC, the UK charity, which provides support to the United Nations Environment Programme in the specialist field of biodiversity, the Executive Director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, established a senior Working Group from across UNEP to review the UNEP-WCMC’s performance and make recommendations for its future.