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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

26 September 2014

Twenty-seven new vertebrate species discovered in the Eastern Arc Mountains

A study by an international team of scientists updates knowledge on the faunal richness of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and Kenya; presents the discovery of 27 new vertebrate species (of which 23 amphibians and reptiles); identifies the drivers of the area’s exception biological importance; and advocates for its candidature to the UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites.

23 September 2014

Sizing-up the economic value of REDD+ benefits in Panama

A new UN-REDD report explores the potential value of REDD+ in three regions of Panama (Bocas del Toro, the Canal region and the Darién). Prepared by UNEP-WCMC under Panama’s UN-REDD National Programme, this economic analysis can help with deciding which land-use options can be most beneficial.

12 September 2014

New improved toolkit helps non-experts value important natural areas

The new improved, interactive Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) was launched this week at the 7th Annual Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference in Costa Rica and is now available online. 

05 September 2014

Near-extinct African amphibians ‘invisible’ under climate change

An international team of researchers has found that the majority of threatened species are ‘invisible’ when using modern methods to predict species distributions under climate change. 

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.