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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

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.

14 June 2016

Models shed light on the trade-offs between future agricultural expansion, forests and biodiversity

How can we balance increasing demands for food, fibre and fuel with the need to conserve biodiversity under a changing climate? A paper published last month by UNEP-WCMC and others suggests that a spatially explicit exploration of trade-offs can support better land use planning and reduce biodiversity losses from projected agricultural expansion in East Africa.

27 May 2016

GEO-6 Regional Assessments launched

Ahead of the meetings for the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 2) held in Nairobi, Kenya 23-27 May 2016, a major series of six regional reports entitled GEO-6 Regional Assessments, were launched. These six reports, one each for the Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Pan-European, West Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America regions have been prepared by UNEP in collaboration with many governmental and non-governmental organizations, research bodies and institutions, including the UNEP-WCMC.