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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

07 July 2015

Explore CITES trade data with National Geographic

An interactive online infographic created by National Geographic now allows you to explore which protected animal species are traded internationally and the reasons for their trade. Using data from the CITES Trade Database, which is managed by UNEP-WCMC on behalf of the CITES Secretariat, the infographic also reveals which countries are the biggest exporters and importers of CITES-listed animals.

29 June 2015

World Heritage Committee examines nominations for new sites

The World Heritage Committee is meeting in Bonn, Germany, from 28 June to 8 July to examine the proposals to add 37 properties to the World Heritage List. As part of the evaluation process, UNEP-WCMC completed a comparative analysis of the proposed sites nominated under biodiversity criteria (ix and x), which helped inform the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) recommendations to the World Heritage Committee.

15 June 2015

New frog species named after UNEP-WCMC’s Head of Science

A new species of frog identified in Africa’s Eastern Arc Mountains has been named after UNEP-WCMC’s Head of Science, Professor Neil Burgess. Professor Burgess has worked in the region for almost 20 years, describing its unique biodiversity and encouraging its conservation.

05 June 2015

Waste Not Want Not

An Editorial by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme. As we sit down to lunch or dinner on this World Environment Day, it is important to consider this: one-third of all food produced globally each year – 300 million tonnes – is wasted. This waste costs the global economy a staggering one trillion dollars a year.

03 June 2015

2014 UNEP-WCMC Annual Report

The 2014 UNEP-WCMC Annual Report highlights our continued commitment to place biodiversity at the heart of decision-making, and our achievements in 2014.

02 June 2015

CITES Trade Database passes 15 million records

The CITES Trade Database, which provides the most comprehensive resource on international trade in species listed in the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), has now exceeded 15 million records of trade.