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UNEP-WCMC does not assert any intellectual property rights in the data made available to it by data providers. 

Access to UNEP-WCMC datasets is provided on the understanding that you read and consent to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out in the policies below.

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Photo Credits: Sun through the Trees © Matteo Cargasacchi; Grand Canyon © Charles Besancon; Tree Frog © Rafael Alvarez; Forest Fire © Tambako the Jaguar

Recent News:

  1. Vacancy- Assistant Programme Officer (AD 826)

    15/4/2014

    Species Programme
    12 months fixed contract
    Salary depending on skills and experience
     

  2. Using remote sensing to monitor biodiversity

    9/4/2014

    In our latest contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity Technical Series, a team from UNEP-WCMC explores how remote sensing can and should fit into biodiversity monitoring systems.

  3. Does conserving biodiversity alleviate poverty?

    24/3/2014

    There is an assumption that conserving biodiversity can help in efforts to tackle global poverty and enhance human well-being. A small team including two of our scientists, Max Fancourt and Chris Sandbrook took a look at the evidence base for this assumption.

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 The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme, the world's foremost intergovernmental environmental organization, and WCMC, a UK-based charity.

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