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Putting biodiversity at the heart of decision-making

Our team has unrivalled expertise in collating, analysing and interpreting information about biodiversity, and sharing this in engaging, innovative and useful ways. We work with partners worldwide to extend our impact and to strengthen the capacity of others to manage biodiversity and ecosystem services.

What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

01 September 2014

Predicting the impact of land-use change on biodiversity

Species that live within a narrow range and have specialist habitat requirements are disproportionally affected by the conversion of land for human-dominated use. Using the PREDICTS model, scientists at UNEP-WCMC and the Natural History Museum, London are able to predict the consequences of land-use change on biodiversity.

13 August 2014

Exploring links between biodiversity, carbon storage and other ecosystem services

A review by UNEP-WCMC of the relationship between biodiversity, carbon storage and the provision of other ecosystem services has identified broad agreement that forests, especially natural intact forests, provide a wide range of ecosystem services, and that biodiversity is important in supporting them.

01 August 2014

Towards a global map of natural capital

For the first time, a composite map of the world’s ecosystem assets has been produced, covering both marine and terrestrial realms. A report for the UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment by UNEP-WCMC presents global maps of assets such as biodiversity, freshwater resources and soil quality.

26 June 2014

Action against illegal wildlife trade gains high-level support

Illegal wildlife trade will be discussed today at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in the largest Ministerial gathering to convene during this current poaching crisis.

24 June 2014

Addressing climate change: Why biodiversity matters

A new UNEP-WCMC policy brief, Addressing climate change: Why biodiversity matters, highlights the importance of considering biodiversity within climate change policies, programmes and projects, and presents opportunities to realize synergies.

20 June 2014

First UN Environment Assembly heralds new era in global efforts to address environment sustainability

The First United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23 to 27 June 2014. UNEA is the newly constituted UN high-level platform for decision-making on the environment.