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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

09 February 2016

PARCC project presents key findings to increase resilience of protected areas to climate change

The capacity of decision makers in West Africa to assess and understand the impacts of climate change and factor this knowledge into national policies and protected area management has been enhanced by a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project managed by UNEP-WCMC.

01 February 2016

Tracking progress towards a better world – the role of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

Last week, from 25-27 January, UNEP-WCMC hosted this year’s meeting of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership. Hilary Allison, Head of UNEP-WCMC’s Ecosystem Assessment Programme reflects on the meeting and the importance of developing indicators that can be used to report on multiple global conventions.

26 January 2016

Senior management changes announced at UNEP-WCMC

UNEP-WCMC's strategic partnership with its parent organisation has been reaffirmed today, as two senior UNEP staff join our Management Team. Neville Ash has been appointed to the position of Director of UNEP-WCMC, and Corli Pretorius as Deputy Director. Both will join the Centre in April.

14 January 2016

Climate change could reduce the fisheries’ catch of Canada’s coastal indigenous peoples by up to 49 per cent

First Nations fisheries’ catch could decline by as much as 49 per cent by 2050, estimates a new University of British Columbia (UBC) study led by Lauren Weatherdon, Programme Officer at UNEP-WCMC that examined the threat of climate change to the food security and economies of First Nations along coastal British Columbia, Canada.

07 December 2015

Manual of marine and coastal datasets adds 53 new resources to its inventory

The second edition of the Manual of marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance now identifies 128 marine and coastal datasets (Annex 2), including 69 detailed metadata sheets (Annex 3) providing the information required to use these datasets effectively.

04 December 2015

New wetland indicator reveals decline in global extent of natural wetland

The global extent of natural wetland declined by 30 per cent between 1970 and 2008, according to new research led by UNEP-WCMC for the Ramsar Convention Secretariat. The Wetland Extent Trends (WET) index, which revealed the 30 per cent decline, is the world’s first indicator of change in area of natural wetland worldwide.