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01 May 2015

Marine life at high risk of extinction identified with help from fossils

An international team of palaeontologists and marine ecologists has revealed that studying marine organisms that died out over the past 23 million years can help identify which animals and marine ecosystems are at most risk of extinction today. Their study is published today in the journal Science.

22 April 2015

New centre for biodiversity conservation named after Sir David Attenborough

An iconic building in the centre of Cambridge, UK, has been renamed the David Attenborough Building, in honour of Sir David’s pioneering work in bringing the wonders of our natural world to our screens. As the future home of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), of which UNEP-WCMC is a partner, the David Attenborough Building will become a focal point for research and practice to transform our understanding and the conservation of biodiversity.

21 April 2015

GBO-4 now available in Portuguese

The Fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4), a periodic summary of the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity, including an assessment of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, has been translated into Portuguese. Jon Hutton, Director of UNEP-WCMC, and Matt Walpole, Director of Programmes at UNEP-WCMC, attended the launch of this translation at an event held at UN House in Brasilia, Brazil.

02 April 2015

Biodiversity damage mapped by global land-use study

Humanity’s use of land for agricultural production has come at a cost to local ecosystems worldwide, but some of the damage can be reversed, according to a major collaborative research project from UNEP-WCMC the Natural History Museum, and British universities.

01 April 2015

Republic of Congo evaluates costs and benefits of its REDD+ strategic options

The National REDD+ Coordination (CN-REDD) of the Republic of Congo, together with the UN-REDD Programme, organized a launch workshop for a national study on the potential of REDD+, held 3-4 March 2015 in Brazzaville. On behalf of the UN-REDD Programme, UNEP-WCMC is providing technical support for the design and implementation of the study.

10 March 2015

Designing systematic conservation planning systems in West Africa

Within the framework of the PARCC West Africa GEF project, national workshops were held in The Gambia and Togo at the end of February and beginning of March to design systematic conservation planning systems for each of the project countries. The workshops were co-organised by IUCN PACO and UNEP-WCMC and led by Dr Bob Smith from DICE University of Kent.