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Explore key datasets maintained by UNEP-WCMC and find conservation statistics for any country or region.

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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

02 September 2016

Protected Planet Report 2016 launched at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The Protected Planet Report 2016 has been launched at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii

30 August 2016

Counting the cost of global biodiversity

A new paper Assessing the cost of global biodiversity and conservation knowledge was published in PLOS ONE (16 August) describes work led by Diego Juffe-Bignoli, Programme Officer, Protected Areas Programme on the sustainable long-term financing of biodiversity datasets.

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Feasibility Study for Biodiversity Accounting in Uganda published

The National Planning Authority, National Environmental Management Authority and UNEP-WCMC have embarked on a joint initiative to develop ecosystem accounting in Uganda. As part of this initiative a Feasibility Study for Biodiversity Accounting in Uganda has been produced.

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Towards an approach for species accounting

UNEP-WCMC has launched an initial step-by-step approach to enable specialist agencies, research institutes and other organisations to develop spatial accounts of species status, an important component of Natural Capital. Read more here.

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.