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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

21 November 2014

Cambridge EcoHack focuses on protected areas

A global relay of EcoHacks took place the weekend of 15-16 November in six cities across the world. UNEP-WCMC hosted the leg which took place in Cambridge, UK, where 20 people from software development, design, and science backgrounds came together to work on three hacks.

13 November 2014

New UNEP Report Unveils World on Track to Meet 2020 Target for Protected Areas on Land and Sea

The world is on track to meet a 2020 target on the expansion of protected areas, but more work is needed to ensure areas of importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services are prioritized for protection under equitably managed conditions, according to a new UNEP report.

12 November 2014

UNEP-WCMC welcomes visitors to Protected Planet Pavilion at World Parks Congress

As the World Parks Congress gets underway in Sydney, Australia, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are ready to welcome visitors to the Protected Planet Pavilion. 

10 November 2014

EcoHack is coming to Cambridge

On 15-16 November, UNEP-WCMC will be hosting the Cambridge leg of the latest edition of EcoHack. With events taking place in six locations over three continents, this EcoHack is set to the most exciting one yet.

03 November 2014

Online reporting made easier

This week, UNEP-WCMC will present its analysis of the 2014 national reports to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS. For the first time, Parties to CMS submitted their national reports using a template made available on the Online Reporting System (ORS) developed by UNEP-WCMC.

21 October 2014

The A-Z of biodiversity

UNEP-WCMC would like to announce the launch of the updated Biodiversity A-Z website. The site provides concise and authoritative information about biodiversity in an accessible and simple manner.  The new website structure divides the information up into easy to browse biodiversity-related themes, including two new themes - Marine and Acronyms - and has a new and powerful search.